List of Famous Nashville Buildings & Structures Buildings

List of Famous Nashville Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Nashville skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Nashville architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Nashville are included on this list. Information about these Nashville buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Nashville and older historic landmarks.

List buildings range from Ryman Auditorium to Tennessee State Capitol.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Nashville?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Nashville. Famous architectural houses within the city of Nashville are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.



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    AT&T Building

    AT&T Building
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    The AT&T Building is a 617 ft, 33-story skyscraper completed in August 1994 and located in Nashville, Tennessee. The structure is designed as an office tower capable of housing 2,000 workers. It is currently the tallest building in the state of Tennessee.more

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    • City/Town: Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1994
    • Construction Started: 1991
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    Davidson County Courthouse

    Davidson County Courthouse, also known as Metropolitan Courthouse, is an Art Deco building built in 1936 in Nashville, Tennessee. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. It was designed by Nashville architect Emmons H. Woolwine and Hirons and Dennison of New York.more

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    • City/Town: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1936
    • Style: Art Deco
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    Fifth Third Center

    Fifth Third Center
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    The Fifth Third Center in Nashville, Tennessee, is a 31-story, 490-foot-tall skyscraper. It was constructed in 1986 and is located on Church Street and Fifth Avenue North. It was the tallest building in both Nashville and Tennessee for eight years, until it was surpassed by the AT&T Building in 1994. It ...more

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    • City/Town: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1986
    • Structural Height (m): 149.35
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    Howard County Courthouse

    The Howard County Courthouse is located at North Main and Bishop Streets in Nashville, Arkansas, the seat of Howard County. It is a two-story brick building in the shape of an H, built in 1939 with funding from the Public Works Administration. It is Moderne in style, designed by the Little Rock firm ...more

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    • City/Town: Nashville, Arkansas, USA
    • Style: Streamline Moderne
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    Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School is a public magnet high school located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, teaching grades 9-12.more

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    • City/Town: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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    James K. Polk State Office Building

    James K. Polk State Office Building
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    The James K. Polk State Office Building is a 24-story, 392-foot building in Nashville, Tennessee. Completed in 1981, the building was constructed on the site of the Andrew Jackson Hotel and is home to offices for state employees, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The ...more

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    • City/Town: Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1981
    • Structural Height (m): 119.48
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    Life & Casualty Tower

    The Life & Casualty Tower is a skyscraper in Nashville, Tennessee located at 401 Church Street. It stands 152.5 meters and has 30 floors. It was designed by Edwin Keeble, with structural engineering made by Ross Bryan Associates, and was finished in 1957. It was Nashville's first skyscraper and the ...more

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    • City/Town: Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1957
    • Structural Height (m): 124.97
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    Nash County Courthouse

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    • City/Town: Nashville, North Carolina, USA
    • Style: Colonial Revival architecture
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    Nashville City Center

    Nashville City Center
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    Nashville City Center is a 27 story office tower that was designed by Hugh Stubbins, architect for the Citigroup Center in New York City. In August 2008, the tower was sold to Miami-based Parmenter Realty Partners for $84 million opening up the possibility the second phase of this project, Nashville ...more

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    • City/Town: Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1988
    • Structural Height (m): 122.53
    • Architect: Hugh Stubbins Jr.
    • Created By: Hugh Stubbins Jr.
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    • City/Town: Nashville, Arkansas, USA
    • Architect: Louis A. Simon
    • Created By: Louis A. Simon
    • Style: Art Deco
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    • City/Town: Nashville
    • Architect: Robert A. M. Stern
    • Created By: Robert A. M. Stern
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    Nashville Public Library Central Library

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    • City/Town: Nashville, Davidson County, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States of America, + more
    • Architect: Robert A. M. Stern
    • Created By: Robert A. M. Stern
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    Union Station

    Union Station
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    Nashville's Union Station is a former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee. Built just to the west of the downtown area, its design placed it to the east and above a natural railroad cut through ...more

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    • City/Town: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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    One Nashville Place

    One Nashville Place
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    One Nashville Place is a skyscraper in Nashville, Tennessee located on Fourth Avenue and Commerce Street. Completed in 1985, this 359-ft. octagonal building with dark glass exterior has 23 floors and has been given the nickname R2D2 by the people of Nashville after the character in the Star Wars movies.more

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    • City/Town: Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1985
    • Structural Height (m): 109.42
    • Architect: John Portman
    • Created By: John Portman
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    Palmer Plaza

    Palmer Plaza is a 269 foot 18 story skyscraper in Nashville, Tennessee and is named after the company who built it and is headquartered there, Alex S. Palmer & Company. The building features a rooftop fitness center. The ninth floor of the building is home to the Consulate-General of Japan, Nashville.more

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    • City/Town: Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1993
    • Structural Height (m): 81.99
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    UBS Tower is a 108-meter, 28-story skyscraper at 315 Deaderick Street in Nashville, Tennessee. The tower was completed in 1974. It was originally called the First American Center but the name was changed when First American National Bank merged with AmSouth Bank. A major renovation of the building's ...more

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    • City/Town: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1974
    • Structural Height (m): 107.9
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    Renaissance Nashville Hotel

    The Renaissance Nashville Hotel is a hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The building is 385 feet high with 31 floors. The hotel is physically connected to the Nashville Convention Center and is its anchor hotel. The hotel contains 649 rooms, 24 suites, 25 meeting rooms with 31,000 sq ft of meeting space, ...more

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    • City/Town: Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1987
    • Structural Height (m): 117.35
    • Floors: 31
    • Style: Modern architecture
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    Ryman Auditorium
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    Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue, located at 116 5th Avenue North, in Nashville, Tennessee and is best known as the most famous home of the Grand Ole Opry. It is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.more

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    • City/Town: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1892
    • Architect: Hugh Cathcart Thompson
    • Created By: Hugh Cathcart Thompson
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    Signature Tower

    Signature Tower
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    Signature Tower was a projected mixed-use skyscraper which had been approved for construction in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Groundbreaking was originally scheduled for 2007. When completed, it was to contain condominiums, office space, a Kimpton-brand Hotel Palomar Nashville, and retail space.more

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    • City/Town: Tennessee, USA
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    SunTrust Plaza

    The SunTrust Plaza is a 13-story building located next to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The building was completed in 2007 and features a Panera Bread restaurant and a fitness center.more

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    • City/Town: Nashville, Davidson County, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States of America, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 2007
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