Architecture of Middle Tennessee: the Historic American by Thomas Brendle Brumbaugh, Martha I. Strayhorn, Gary G. Gore,

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Page viii Horatio Greenough, the first American sculptor, writing home from Europe before 1843, thought that if we could carry into our civil architecture the responsibilities that weigh upon our ship-building, we should ere long have edifices as superior to the Parthenon, for the purposes that we require, as the Constitution or the Pennsylvania is to the galley of the Argonauts. 1 In such a context, the Judge John Overton house, Travellers' Rest (1799), must be appreciated. It is shown here freshly clapboarded, its classic understatement reminding us of "Greek principles, not Greek things," in Greenough's phrase.

Clayton B. Dekle, "The Tennessee State Capitol," p. 12. 15. , p. 25. Capitol Boulevard Elevation, South HABS drawing by Leonard L. Wash Page 8 Just as Renaissance popes needed to see in miniature the buildings they commissioned, the Tennessee legislature was shown a model of the lantern a detail of the fine new structure that they were about to erect. Lantern Elevation, Section, and Plan HABS drawing Page 9 twenty-eight Ionic columns ornamenting the four porticoes, along with pediments, parapets, cornices, and entablatures.

2-3. 5. George E. Shankle, State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols (New York: The H. W. , 1934), p. 294. 6. Tennessee Senate Journal, 1845-1846, Appendix, pp. 55-56. 7. Official and Political Manual of the State of Tennessee, p. 2. 8. Marilyn D. Franzen, editor, Capital Capsules, p. 172. 9. Nell Savage Mahoney, "William Strickland and the Building of Tennessee's Capitol, 1845-1854," p. 128. 10. Federal Writers' Project, Tennessee: A Guide to the State, p. 189. 11. Mahoney, p.

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