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Friday, October 22, 2010

Centennial Hall

Centennial Hall

aka the Carlisle house on highway 96 was moved to its hiiltop perch west of Franklin after it was used in the Tennessee Centennial exhibition at Centennial Park in 1897.

Originally the Knights of Pythias Pavilion, this glassdomed and wooden structure was constructed by the fraternal organization for the Exposition, for which Nashville’s famous Parthenon was also constructed. The building was actually dismantled and moved from the exhibition site in 1900 by Joseph Parks, supposedly to impress a woman he was courting. Perched on its rocky knoll, this National Historic Register property has witnessed over a century of change, and is still a private residence today.

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