1897 Centennial Exposition

The Tennessee Centennial Exposition was held between May 1 and October 31 of 1897 to celebrate Tennessee's one hundred year anniversary in joining the union. Many cities and organizations built building along a streetcar line.

The city of Nashville where the exposition was held built the Parthenon as its pavilion because of the city's nickname, Athens of the South. It is the only building from the exposition that remains standing today.

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