Supreme Court Building Nominated for Historic Status

The Tennessee Supreme Court building was one of eight sites nominated from across the state this year to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 77-page application celebrates the court’s important civic standing and its significance as a New Deal project partially funded by the Public Works Administration. The Tennessean notes that four-story building, completed in 1937, is an architectural example of “stripped classicism” and features limestone mined in quarries near Knoxville that is known as “Tennessee Marble” because of how it can be polished.