Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Column Graveyard

When building the Tennessee State Capitol Building, the contractor originally used limestone from Indiana for the columns. Some years later, the columns started to crack, crumble and erode, so they were replaced with columns made from *Tennessee* limestone. Someone had the foresight to save the Indiana-limestone columns, however, and they repose in part of Bicentennial Mall in the shadow of their original home.

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bluechic said...

these look great

oldmanlincoln said...

That is kind of different. It reminded me of ruins you would see in Greece.

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Anonymous said...

Cheekwood also has some of these "retired" columns in one of the gardens!