Oct 14, 2017

Parthenon in Nashville

The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee was built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and is a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Before becoming known as "Music City", Nashville was nicknamed "Athens of the South" for its wealth, culture, and higher education institutions. This ultimately influenced the decision to construct the Parthenon.

Nashville Parthenon Centennial ParkThe Parthenon was saved following the exposition and was rebuilt as a permanent structure in the 1920s. Today, Nashville's Parthenon is the centerpiece of Centennial Park, an art museum, and a pretty unique landmark to stumble upon while exploring the South.

Nashville Parthenon Centennial Park
Parthenon at the center of the Exposition in 1897.

Nashville Parthenon Centennial Park

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