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Midtown in Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Parthenon

 
 
The Parthenon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. The Parthenon Marker
Inscription.  Erected as the central structure of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, 1897, this is the only full-scale reproduction of the fifth century B.C. Athenian temple and is exact in almost every detail to the original. The idea of reproducing the magnificent building was conceived by Major E. C. Lewis, Director General of the Exposition. The building served as a gallery of fine arts during the commemoration.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 93.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 36° 8.787′ N, 86° 48.601′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. It is in Midtown. Marker is on West End Ave. (U.S. 70S) near the park entrance road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anne Dallas Dudley (within shouting distance of this marker); Cockrill Spring
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Natchez Trace (about 500 feet away); Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy (about 600 feet away); Dudley Field / Vanderbilt Stadium (about 700 feet away); Confederate Private Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); United Nations Visit To Nashville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Nashville.gov Parthenon Website. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Jan Duke of Nashville, Tennessee.)
 
The Parthenon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. The Parthenon Marker
Statue of Athena, Parthenon, Nashville, TN image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
3. Statue of Athena, Parthenon, Nashville, TN
The Parthenon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Hoch, February 3, 2012
4. The Parthenon Marker
The marker as seen from across West End Avenue
The Parthenon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
5. The Parthenon
Tennessee's Parthenon is located in Centennial Park.
The Parthenon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
6. The Parthenon
View is from the northeast, overlooking Centennial Park Pond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,735 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   4. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on December 11, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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