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…

The structure that now houses ACME Feed & Seed was built in 1890 by local architect J.R. Whitmore who originally rented the building to brothers Frederic and William Cummins. They opened the space as a grocery store. In the following years, this…

The Nashville Inn, built in 1783, was the first hotel in Nashville. It stood at the corner of 2nd Avenue and what is now Union Street. Considered one of the grandest hotels in the South, it hosted many historic figures such as one of Nashville’s…

Market Square in Nashville was once the epicenter for downtown commerce. Before urban renewal in the 1970’s, all roads within the city limits radiated out from this point. In 1783, the first lodging house, the Nashville Inn, was built there and a…

The four-story orange brick exterior of this building has not changed much since it was initially built in the late eighteen hundreds. Because of its location near the Cumberland River, the building seved many purposes. The river was and still is a…

The Life and Casualty life insurance company (or L and C company) was founded in Nashville in 1903 by Andrew Mitzell Burton. Burton decided to move to Nashville and start his own firm when his previous employer in Cincinnati closed. He founded his…

Squeezed in between Union and Church street sits a little alley that is rich with history. George Michael Deaderick, a former Virginia planter and businessman, donated land to the city of Nashville in the late 1780s that would become Printers Alley.…