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List of Famous Nashville Buildings & Structures

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.
  • Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School is a public magnet high school located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, teaching grades 9-12.  ...more
    • City/Town: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • 6

    James K. Polk State Office Building

    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 building's unique construction has a center core that resembles a box made from structural steel from the ground to top floor. Starting at the top, each floor is supported by hanging from the core. This design leaves the area surrounding the core on the ground levels open and free from any columns.  ...more
    • 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 tallest in Tennessee until 1965, when 100 North Main Street in Memphis surpassed it. Exterior materials are limestone, granite, and bright green glass windows. Intersecting curves and angles at the building's base focus attention on the entrance, which angles out to the corner of Church Street and 4th Avenue. In the building's early days, the L&C sign at its apex functioned as a weather beacon,  ...more
    • City/Town: Tennessee, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1957
    • Structural Height (m): 124.97
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    Nash County Courthouse

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