Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Parthenon

Marker ID: THC 3A 93
Location: on West End Ave. (U.S. 70S) near the park entrance road, Nashville TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.787    W 086° 48.601
  36.14645    -86.81001666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3PXE


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.