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The Ross Elementary School was erected in 1907 and was named for Marcus M. Ross. Ross was a teacher and principal for different Nashville city schools. Ross’ architecture is that of a typical elementary school building for the time in which it was…

April 16, 1998 saw one of the largest tornado outbreaks the city of Nashville has ever seen. At least thirteen tornadoes touched down throughout Middle Tennessee and a F3 rating tornado blew its way through Davidson County. In East Nashville, dozens…

The Hobson family moved from Virginia to East Nashville in 1807 and established a home on a track of land which stretched from the Cumberland River to Gallatin Pike. The house stands on 814 Woodland Street. In his will, William Hobson left one-third…

Sitting on the corner of Gallatin and Stratton Avenue was a prominent house built in 1845 by Thomas E. Stratton. This house was one of the first Italianate-style Colonial homes in Nashville. It was reported to have been originally designed by the…

Nashville, most specifically East Nashville, is notorious for flooding. Tennessee itself is prone to flooding because of its numerous rivers and lakes. Hilly landscape can cause rivers and lakes to swell from runoff. Nashville and the Cumberland…

By 1890, the streaks of a new dawn were breaking across the built environments of major US cities, lighting the way to expanding suburban horizons. The conversion of the public transit system to electricity enabled lines to spread further from city…