Historic Markers Across Tennessee

West End High School

Marker ID: NHC 117
Location: at the intersection of West End Avenue (U.S. 70S) and Bowling Avenue, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.068    W 086° 49.506
  36.13446666    -86.8251
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


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.