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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Centennial Park Clamshell, Nashville

Centennial Park Clamshell, Nashville

The clamshell was a popular date spot in Centennial park for years. Apparently, it had been deemed unsafe a long time ago, and has been fenced in for as long as I can remember.

The clamshell goes back to the time when Centennial Park was Nashville's first city park. Oddly, there is no record of who paid for the clamshell to be set up. The earliest Metro Parks department ran on a very tight budget and did not have had money for this. One guess is that it was funded by Major Lewis, who made his money with the NCStL railway and was an early member of the Parks board.

1 comment:

  1. This is the Shell Spring . People could wald down stairs/set in the water originally.