The tornados of 2003 completely destroyed Aeneas' downtown Church Street offices, but leaving downtown was never an option.
Downtown Jackson locates Aeneas Internet & Telephone on top of West Tennessee's "infrastructure hub" and downtown is also the
geographic and cultural center of Jackson. Besides making good business sense, the renovation of the historic Aeneas Building
gave Aeneas an opportunity to restore a piece of Jackson's architecture heritage and contribute back to the community.
Our small efforts are just a single piece of larger downtown Jackson's revitalization.
Completed in 1916, the original structure was the home of Jackson's First Cumberland Presbyterian
Church and replaced an earlier nineteenth century church of the same denomination. The facility was
enlarged in 1966 under the supervision of architect Haywood Smith. In 1998 the building was abandoned
to the elements, but after a construction process begun in 2003, it has been restored and updated for
modern use. The two-story rear of the building is home to Aeneas Internet & Telephone, while the original church sanctuary
known as "The Aeneas Building" is used for public events.
The restoration process kept intact the historic architecture and design of the building, while adding
modern conveniences like catering amenities and developing the lovely outdoor courtyard, garden and balcony.
The large 2900 sq ft space and eye-catching mix of classic grace and up to date modernity combined with the
high tech elements of Aeneas Internet & Telephone make "The Aeneas Building" a truly unique example of architectural
Pictures of the entire construction process can be seen at the links below.
here for pictures of the construction process.
here for pictures of the historic First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
here for construction blueprints.
Aeneas Building Open House Events
Click here for a map to our building.
The Aeneas Building - Event Hall For Rent
300 N. Cumberland St., Suite 100 For Rent