In March 1920, Washington became the 35th state to pass the 19th amendment, securing women the right to vote. Only one more state was needed to ratify the amendment. Four months later, Tennessee Governor Albert Roberts called special sessions to…

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

In 1919, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the Tennessee Memorial Act. The act established plans to build a memorial for veterans of the First World War that could also be used for state office space and public gatherings. Also in the plan were…

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…

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…