State Capitol

State Capitol Nashville Tennessee


Stock #: 16145
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Nashville
State: Tennessee (TN)
County: Davidson
Publisher: Zibart Bros
Postmark: 1918
PM State: TN
Stamp: 3c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Tennessee State Capitol Building was erected in 1845-1853, at a cost of $2,500,000,00. The architectural idea is that of a Greek Ionic Temple. The architect, William Strickland of Philadelphia, died before the building was completed and was entombed in a recess in the north wall. The building stands on an eminence 175 feet above the Cumberland River and the building has an elevation of 75 feet 8 inches above the ground. On the terrace grounds several handsome pieces of statuary. These include an equestrain statue of Stonewall Jackson, a tomb of President Polk, and the Sam Davis monument