Montgomery, Alabama: Rooftop Sarcophagus of Steiner and Lobman

Decoration atop a 19th century office building is said to hold the body of one of its owners, who wanted to keep an eye on either the city or his employees.

Address:
184 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL
Directions:
Downtown, on the southeast corner of Commerce and Tallapoosa Sts. The sarcophagus is best viewed from the other side of Commerce St.
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Steiner-Lobman Building.

Steiner-Lobman Building

Atop the Steiner-Lobman building at Commerce and Tallapoosa Streets are three intriguing objects -- an anvil, a statue, and what appears to be a sarcophagus (coffin). In the 137 years since the building was constructed, rumors have circulated that there's a body inside the coffin-shaped ornament. Some say it is the body of Louis Steiner, who wanted to have a great view of the city through eternity. The building a beautiful in detail. You have to look up to see the oddities on top.

[Mandy Cain, 02/04/2021]

Other rumors say that Steiner didn't want a view of the city; he wanted to keep a perpetual eye on his employees. Sept. 2021: Photo added.


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