Photo: Stephanie Saujon
Located in the heart of Green Hills, this large public high school has served the community since 1954 after the original 1939 school was destroyed by a fire in 1952. Constructed of white brick trimmed in green, the unique school complex is an excellent example of Mid-Century Modern civic architecture in Nashville. The school was designed by Nashville architect Edwin Keeble, who is best known for designing the downtown L&C Tower. The Hillsboro campus was expanded in the 1950s and 1960s and the school underwent a renovation in 1995. A large gymnasium was constructed along Hillsboro Pike in the modern era. Notable alumni include artist Red Grooms and Major League Baseball player Mike Willis. Located across Hillsboro Pike from the upscale Green Hills Mall, the school complex is threatened with suburban retail redevelopment.