The first African-American public primary school in Nashville was built on this site (then 217 S. Summer St) in 1893. The Pearl School was named for the first superintendent of Nashville schools, Joshua F. Pearl. The new building was the pride of…

This site was once the family home of Felix Kirk Zollicoffer. Born in Maury County in 1812, he became a printer, and worked with newspapers in various areas in Tennessee and in Huntsville, Alabama. He began a military career as a lieutenant in the…

The Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Nashville sits at the corner of Broadway and Ninth Street, and is known as one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city. It represents the first established Protestant Episcopal church in Tennessee, and…

Today, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum dominates the block that runs parallel to 5th Avenue, sharing its space with a bus station. However, during the 19th Century, this block had many more buildings, including the Commercial Hotel. The…