A Guide for Travelers to TennesseeFrom Memphis to Nashville, Tennessee offers a variety of interesting and often surprising architecture. The great state of Tennessee even boasts a house by Frank Lloyd Wright (the privately owned Seamour Shavin House in Chattanooga) and the controversial home of former Vice President Al Gore.
Must-See Buildings in Memphis, Tennessee:
- Graceland Mansion
Graceland Mansion was home to rock star Elvis Presley from 1957 until his death on August 16, 1977. It's now a National Historic Landmark
- Tallest Buildings in Memphis
Skyscrapers to watch for.
- Elmwood Cemetery
Historic monuments and memorials.
- South Main Street
Turn-of-the-20th century architecture.
Must-See Buildings in Nashville, Tennessee:
- Capitol State Park Mall
Site of many important buildings and memorials.
- Tennessee State Capitol
Designed by the noted architect William Strickland.
- The Hermitage
Home of President Andrew Jackson.
The Nashville Parthenon
World's only full size replica of the ancient Parthenon of Greece.
- "Batman" Building (AT&T), Earl Swensson Associates Architect (1994)
The tallest building in Tennessee.
Belle Meade Plantation
"Queen of Tennessee Plantations."
- Historic Germantown
Grand houses, worker's cottages, and shotgun homes.
- Nashville's Best Historical Homes
- Ryman Auditorium
Home of the Grand Ole Opry
Must-See Buildings in Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Historic Rugby, a Utopian community founded by Thomas Hughes, author of Tom Brown's School Days