Lewis Crypt Sphinx Sculptures – Nashville, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 36° 09.184 W 086° 44.171
16S E 523731 N 4000958
Quick Description: These Sphinx Sculptures guard the pyramid shaped crypt of Eugene C. Lewis in Nashville's Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 2:25:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM31ZN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 73

Long Description:
These two Sphinx Sculptures guard the entrance to the Lewis Family Crypt in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Resting inside the crypt is Eugene Lewis who was director of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition of 1897. It was his suggestion that a full size reproduction of the Parthenon be constructed in Nashville’s Centennial Park. The Parthenon remains one of Nashville’s most popular tourist attractions. Mr. Lewis also served as chief civil engineer for the Nashville-Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad and was the driving for behind construction of Nashville’s Union Station.

The matching sphinx sculptures are located at the entrance to the Lewis Family Crypt. Each sculpture stand about 3½-feet tall and sit on each side of the sidewalk leading up to the crypt.
Source/Credit: Mt. Olivet Cemetery Walking Tour Booklet by W. Ridley Wills.
Statue Name: Lewis Crypt

Style: Egyptian

Medium: Cement

Head Type: Woman

Website: [Web Link]

Street Address:
1101 Lebanon Rd.
Nashville, TN United States
37210


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