Only a few of American cities can match Nashville’s long and illustrious history. Grand Ole Opry and Music City Convention Center are two of Nashville’s most popular tourist attractions. However, these tourist sites and historical landmarks don’t convey the complete narrative. With it in mind, today we’ll take a look at some lesser-known facts about Nashville!
In 1851, Nashville’s Downtown Presbyterian Church was finished. It is one of very few surviving examples of Egyptian renaissance architecture in the United States. Known for its use of angular pillars and elaborate marble, Egyptian architecture is renowned the world over. Downtown Presyterian Church is a must-see for architectural buffs and history enthusiasts alike.
It is no coincidence that Nashville has been the epicentre of some of the most turbulent periods in American history. Civil sit-ins organised by students at the University of Nashville prompted Nashville to become the 1st southern city to desegregate its public facilities in response. The momentum for desegregation and the fight for equal liberties in American south continued to grow as more towns and states followed suit. Congressman John Lewis was the one of the college participants who took part with in sit-ins in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Music City has much more to offer than meets the eye, whether you’re interested in Nashville’s rich history or its eccentric entertainment choices.