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…

This is the former site of Dr. Marvin McFerrin’s house. The style of the house and year the house was built are unknown. Dr. McFerrin was born May 3rd, 1867 in Williamson County to a prominent middle Tennessee family. He married Ina Davies in…

Penny Campbell served as one of Nashville’s greatest civil rights activists. While her name might be unfamiliar, Campbell, born 1953, was a defiant and visible fighter for LGBT+ justice in Tennessee and advocated freedom and equality for all…

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…

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…

Until Woodland Sound Studios opened in 1967, the borders of Nashville “Music City USA” didn’t extend east of the Cumberland River. While Broadway was brimming with Honky Tonks and major labels on Music Row were solidifying the “Nashville…