November 3, 2010

Parthenon - Nashville, TN

The Nashville, TN Parthenon located in Centennial Park is very interesting to visit.  The Parthenon is one of the buildings that was built in 1897 in Centennial Park for the 100 year birthday of Nashville.  There were many other building and they were made of plaster.  After the celebration that lasted for 6 months, they were all torn down except for the Parthenon.  In later years the exterior was replaced twice with concrete.  The photos of the centennial celebration are very interesting.  It would have been fun to join the 1.8 million people who attended.  There is a collection of original paintings, and a large gold gilded statue of Athena that is a replica of the Athena statue in the Greek Parthenon.

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