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03-29-2011, 04:33 PM
Eudora Wannabe
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The Parthenon was one of a number of replicas of famous buildings that were constructed of plaster for the Centennial Exposition in 1897. The Parthenon is the only remaining construction, and only because it was rebuilt in the 1920's. The city wanted to tear it down, but Nashvillians wanted to keep it due to the "Athens of the South" tie-in. So it was rebuilt from steel and concrete as a full scale replica.

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