Nashville: Then and Now

Nashville: Then and Now

by Karina McDaniel
     
 

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Extensively revised, a host of local landmarks are shown as they once looked, alongside the same viewpoint photographed today
 
Originally known as Nashborough, Nashville was named as the capital of Tennessee in 1843. The city's economic recovery after the Civil War was slow, hampered by two major cholera epidemics. However, the

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Extensively revised, a host of local landmarks are shown as they once looked, alongside the same viewpoint photographed today
 
Originally known as Nashborough, Nashville was named as the capital of Tennessee in 1843. The city's economic recovery after the Civil War was slow, hampered by two major cholera epidemics. However, the Centennial Exposition of 1897, for which a reproduction of the Greek Parthenon was built, led to the city's gradual establishment as one of the finest cities in the South. Although Nashville was known as the home of the Maxwell House Coffee empire in the early 20th century, it was the Grand Ole Opry, established in 1925, that turned the city into a major country music venue. Using some extraordinary images from the city’s past, paired with the same views today, this book shows how the city has evolved into a bright, modern city that is synonymous with country music. Locations include State Capitol, Hotel Hermitage, Maxwell House Hotel, Ryman Auditorium, Union Street, James K. Polk Home, Germantown, Watson House, Woodland Street Bridge, Broad Street, Union Street, Market Street, Customs House, Union Station, Fisk University, Country Music Hall of Fame, the Parthenon, Tennessee Centennial, Vanderbilt University, Hillsboro Turnpike, Fort Negley, and East Bank.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909815582
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/2014
Series:
Then and Now
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
224,253
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Karina McDaniel works as an archivist for the Tennessee State Library and Archives, specializing in the restoration, reproduction, and preservation of historic photographs and documents. Her work has been published in many books, including Tennessee and the Great Smokies, The World of Stereographs, and Nashville: City of Note. She lives in Nashville.

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