Location Information
(for the First National Bank Building)
Name:First National Bank Building [Trustmark Building]
Address:248 Capitol Street, East
City/County:Jackson, Hinds County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1956
Architectural Styles(s):International
No. of Stories:14
Registration Information
NR District Name:Smith Park Architectural (Boundary Increase III)
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:12
Designed as a joint venture by the architectural firm of Overstreet, Ware & Ware and architect James T. Canizaro, this Mid-Century Modern bank and office building was completed in 1956 for the (second) First National Bank of Jackson (which had been formed in 1949 by the consolidation of Capital National Bank and the Jackson-State National Bank). This building was built on the site of the old Capitol National Bank Building (049-JAC-0173-X), which was demolished in 1954. A large addition was built on the north side in 1961. First National Bank became Trustmark National Bank about 1986-87.

This building was included in the original Smith Park Architectural District in 1976 as a non-contributing element, but its status was changed to contributing in the Smith Park Architectural District Boundary Increase No. 3, which was added to the National Register on 25 July 2014. The National Register documentation for Boundary Increase No. 3 focused on the post-World War II expansion and modernization of downtown Jackson and brought the period of significance of the district up to 1964.

This building is included in "Jackson Landmarks" (1982) (p. 39) and "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (p. 245, JM23).