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Tennessee Pink Marble Structures

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Structures with Tennessee Marble Exteriors*

Knoxville, Tennessee

Chilhowee Park Bandstand, Knoxville, Tenn. (1910)
East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville, Tenn. (2005)
Knoxville Customs House, Knoxville, Tenn. (1874)
Knoxville Post Office, Knoxville, Tenn. (1934)
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tenn. (1990)
Ramsey House, Knoxville, Tenn. (1797)
Tennessee Supreme Court Building, Knoxville, Tenn. (1934)

Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee Supreme Court Building, Nashville, Tenn. (1937)

Washington, D.C.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1941, 1978)
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. (1975)
Robert A. Taft Memorial Tower, Washington, D.C. (1959)

Did you know the lions, Patience and Fortitude, in front of the New York Public Library are made from Tennessee Pink Marble?

New York, New York

Fireman’s Memorial, New York, N.Y. (1913)
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, N.Y. (1903)

Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Centennial Monument, Chicago, Ill. (1918)

Connecticut

James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, Conn. (1896)
Richard C. Lee U.S. Courthouse, New Haven, Conn. (1919)

Minnisota

St. Paul Public Library, St. Paul, Minn. (1917)

Structures Containing Tennessee Marble*

Knoxville, Tennessee

The Holston, Knoxville, Tenn. (lower Gay St. and Clinch Ave. facades) (1913)
Mechanics National Bank Building, Knoxville, Tenn. (facade) (1907)

Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. (entrance tripods) (1922)
Newseum, Washington, D.C. (large exterior tablet etched with the words of the First Amendment) (2008)
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. (marble room walls, columns and balustrades of House and Senate gallery staircases) (1850s)
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, D.C. (first-story floor) (2008)

New York

Adriance Memorial Library, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (hallway) (1896)
Grand Central Terminal, New York, N.Y. (main concourse floor) (1913)
New York Public Library, New York, N.Y. (“Patience” and “Fortitude” lion statues at entrance) (1911)

Arizona

Cochise County Courthouse, Bisbee, Ariz. (main lobby) (1930)

Texas

Eldon B. Mahon U.S. Courthouse, Fort Worth, Texas (courtroom walls) (1933)

California

Folsom Powerhouse, Folsom, Calif. (switchboard) (1895)

Illinois

Illinois Centennial Monument, in the Logan Square Community, Chicago, Ill. (70-foot column statue) (1918)

Indiana

Indiana World War Memorial Museum, Indianapolis, Ind. (north vestibule and grand foyer floors) (1933)

Oregon

James A. Redden Federal Courthouse, Medford, Ore. (lobby floor) (1916)

Arkansas

Little Rock U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Little Rock, Ark. (courtroom interior) (1897)

Ohio

McKinley National Memorial, Canton, Ohio (interior walls and pedestal) (1907)

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg, Penn. (“History of the World” relief) (1906)

Minnisota

Wilkin County Courthouse, Breckinridge, Minn. (interior wainscoting) (1929)

Canada

Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, Canada (main rotunda floor) (1920)
Union Station, Toronto, Canada (grand hall floor) (1920)

*For more information, visit Wikipedia “Tennessee Marble.”

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