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Cordell Hull Building

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425 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243

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This state office complex was named for Tennessean Cordell Hull, who served as Secretary of State under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was the first Tennessean to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Designed by the firm of Hart and McBryde, the Cordell Hull Building opened in the early 1950s to house the offices of a growing state government. This 11-story building houses the state departments of Heath and Childrens’ Services, among other offices. Each corner of the building features a sculpture grouping by noted sculptor Puryear Mims, depicting Tennesseans at Home, on the Farm, in Industry, and at War.

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