In 1871, the Nashville and Edgefield Street Railroad Company began construction on a street railroad for the city. The street railroad had lines on Fatherland Street, Woodland Street, and Main Street and was completed the following year. The first…

Originally built in 1850, a suspension bridge crossed the Cumberland River and connected Edgefield directly to downtown Nashville. In 1874, The Republican Banner printed an article about the bridge highlighting its importance to the town stating,…

Union Station was the first major train station to be built in Nashville, and it also served as one the first architecturally-distinctive landmarks of the city. With its high clock tower and neo-gothic design, Nashville saw the building as a great…