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…

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…