: This photograph shows John J. Lentz (1856-1931), founder of American Insurance Union (AIU), applying mortar during the cornerstone laying of the AIU Citadel building, Columbus, Ohio, on February 23, 1926. Now called the LeVeque Tower, the building is one of the city's most famous architectural landmarks. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Lentz was born in Belmont County, Ohio, and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1883. That same year he was admitted to the bar in Columbus, Ohio. He founded AIU in 1894 and served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Ohio's 12th Congressional District (1897 to 1901).
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: American Insurance Union Citadel; Leveque Tower (Columbus, Ohio); Construction industry--Ohio; Construction; Lentz, John Jacob, 1856-1931; Columbus (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Design and construction; Cornerstone laying; Architecture Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Ohio