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Monday, March 7, 2011

Lines of the Tennessee Tower - Downtown Nashville

Lines of the Tennessee Tower

Also known as the William R. Snodgrass Tower, this skyscraper was built in 1970 by the National Life and Accident Insurance company, and this was called the National Life Tower. L&A seemed to compete with L&C (National Life and Casualty) in everything. When built, this 31 story building became the tallest building in Nashville, surpassing the L&C Tower. L&A's motto was "We Shield Millions" which was abbreviated to WSM for their new radio station 650 AM. L&A was responsible for starting the Grand Old Opry and everything Opryland. This building was purchased by the state of Tennessee in 1994 to house many government offices.

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