Centennial Park Art Center – Nashville TN

City:
Nashville, TN

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Art Works, Bathhouses, Swimming Pools, Art Centers

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Started:
1933

Description

One-story, brick, H-shaped building with tile roof. This building was originally constructed by the Works Progress Administration as the swimming pool and bathhouse for Nashville’s Centennial Park. The swimming pool and bathhouse were closed during the Civil Rights movement as many Southern communities simply closed pools rather than de-segregating them. In 1972, the bathhouse was converted to the Centennial Art Center, and the pool converted to a sunken sculpture garden.

Source notes

Katie Merzbacher, Elizabeth Moore, and Tara Mitchell Mielnik. "Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee." National Register of Historic Places nomination form, 2008.

Site originally submitted by Tara Mitchell Mielnik on January 12, 2014.

Location Info


Centennial Park
Nashville, TN Davidson County

Coordinates: 36.1826841, -86.80696

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