State of Tennessee Capitol and TN Tower
The Capitol of Tennessee is located
Not only is it a beautiful building
it is on the National Register
of Historic Places.
The cornerstone of the Capitol was laid
on July 4th, 1845 and completed in
1859. Both the interior and exterior are built
with Tennessee limestone from a quarry
about a mile from the site.
The pic below is what our
Capitol looked like during the
The Capitol was the design of well
known architect William Strickland.
Strickland died five years before the building's
completion and was entombed in its northeast wall.
His son, F. W. Strickland, supervised completion of the structure.
Strickland is not the only body
entombed in the walls of the
Capitol. Samuel Dold Morgan (1798–1880), chairman
of the State Building Commission overseeing the
construction of the Tennessee State Capitol, is entombed
in the southeast corner near the south entrance.
Monuments on the Capitol grounds
include statues of two of the three
Tennessee residents who served as
President of the United
States, Andrew Jackson
and Andrew Johnson
. The second President from Tennessee,
James K. Polk, is buried
in a tomb on the grounds, together with his wife.
Side note ~ through my mom's tracing the family
tree and through marriage, Polk was married
into my family on my great granny's side.
Couple of pics I have taken
with my cell walking from
parking to the office.
Diagonally across the street is
TN Towers. This is the bldg I
The tower was built for the National Life
and Accident Insurance Compnay
and served as its National Life
Center until the State
of Tennessee acquired it on January 3, 1994.
Built in 1970.
William R. Snodgrass,
a career public servant who served
as Tennessee's Comptroller
of the Treasury from 1955 to 1999.
work for photo services
in April 2004, I worked on
the 23rd floor, however we moved
to the 3rd shortly after.