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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…

By 1919, the Edgefield/East Nashville suburb has grown large enough to justify Andrew Carnegie partially funding a public library here. In order to secure his funding, Carnegie libraries had to fit a formula of public support, an openness to provide…

East Nashville Magnet was built at the start of the New Deal in 1932 as part of a plan by Dr. Frank Bachman of George Peabody College. He recommended “three new white and one new black high schools” be built in the area. The striking art deco…

Located at 1011 Woodland Street, Woodland Theaters had a large impact on Nashville during its thirty years of operation. The earliest records of the property seem to be from the years 1899—when the property was being advertised for rent at $9 a…

‘Fannie,’ whose full name is Mary Francis Battle, was born on a plantation in the Cane Ridge area in 1842. She was the daughter of Joel Allen and Adeline Sanders Mosely Battle, and served as a Confederate spy during the Union occupation of…

East End today is a tightly packed inner suburban community; yards are small as houses are carved out of small parcels of land, designed to capitalize on every square foot in this highly coveted historic district. The distinct features of the many…