Frist Art Museum
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, 37203
The Frist Art Museum is an art exhibition hall in Nashville, Tennessee, housed in the city's historic U.S. Post Office building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum is housed in a white marble building that was built in the 1930s to serve as Nashville's main post office. By the 1980s, downtown was no longer a good location for postal distribution. When a new main post office was built near the airport in 1986, the historic old facility became a downtown branch using only a small portion of one floor.
In 1999 the City of Nashville acquired the building from the U.S. Postal Service for the purpose of creating the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
The post office branch remains open and has its own separate entrance on the western end of the building.
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