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16 Roadside Architectural Wonders

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Nashville Parthenon: Nashville, Tennessee

The Parthenon in Nashville was originally built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and has been restored twice since then.
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This impressive edifice was flimsily built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897. Restored in the 1920s and again in the 1990s, it is a reminder of the Music City's reputation as the Athens of the South.

Inside the majestic facade is a 42-foot-tall statue of Greek goddess Athena, said to be the largest indoor statue in the western hemisphere.

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Find yet another replica, this one of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, on the next page.

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