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

West End High School

 
 
West End High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 13, 2012
1. West End High School Marker
Inscription.  One of Nashville's best examples of Colonial Revival style, this building was designed by Donald Southgate and opened in 1937. Public Works Administration funds supported its construction during a major city school building project of the 1930s. Principals William H. Yarbrough (1937-54) and John A. Oliver (1955-68) built a reputation for academic and athletic excellence. It became a middle school in 1968.
Donated by the West End High School Alumni Association, Inc.

 
Erected 2004 by The Metropolitan Historical Commission of Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 117.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 36° 8.068′ N, 86° 49.506′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of West End Avenue (U.S. 70S) and Bowling Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West End Avenue. Located at the northwest corner of Elmington Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
West End High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 13, 2012
2. West End High School Marker
of this marker. Richland-West End (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jewish Community Center Bombing (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Craighead House (approx. 0.4 miles away); XVI Corps Line of Departure (approx. half a mile away); Albertine Maxwell (approx. half a mile away); Love Circle Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nashville Academy of Medicine (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker wording.
I am proud of the fact that I wrote the words for our West End High School marker located at corner of Bowling Ave and West End Ave.

Ray SHARER
Class of 1955
    — Submitted November 10, 2019, by L. Ray Sharer of Nashville, Tennessee.
 
West End Middle School image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 13, 2012
3. West End Middle School
View of West End Middle School, used to be West End High School, from the West End High School Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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