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Nashville Then and Now (Hardcover) (Karina Mcdaniel & Aubrey C. Watson)

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Extensively revised, a host of local landmarks are shown as they once looked, alongside the same viewpoint photographed today
Originally known as Nashborough, Nashville was named as the capital of Tennessee in 1843. The city's economic recovery after the Civil War was slow, hampered by two major cholera epidemics. However, the Centennial Exposition of 1897, for which a reproduction of the Greek Parthenon was built, led to the city's gradual establishment as one of the finest cities in the South. Although Nashville was known as the home of the Maxwell House Coffee empire in the early 20th century, it was the Grand Ole Opry, established in 1925, that turned the city into a major country music venue. Using some extraordinary images from the city’s past, paired with the same views today, this book shows how the city has evolved into a bright, modern city that is synonymous with country music. Locations include State Capitol, Hotel Hermitage, Maxwell House Hotel, Ryman Auditorium, Union Street, James K. Polk Home, Germantown, Watson House, Woodland Street Bridge, Broad Street, Union Street, Market Street, Customs House, Union Station, Fisk University, Country Music Hall of Fame, the Parthenon, Tennessee Centennial, Vanderbilt University, Hillsboro Turnpike, Fort Negley, and East Bank.
Extensively revised, a host of local landmarks are shown as they once looked, alongside the same viewpoint photographed today
Originally known as Nashborough, Nashville was named as the capital of Tennessee in 1843. The city's economic recovery after the Civil War was slow, hampered by two major cholera epidemics. However, the Centennial Exposition of 1897, for which a reproduction of the Greek Parthenon was built, led to the city's gradual establishment as one of the finest cities in the South. Although Nashville was known as the home of the Maxwell House Coffee empire in the early 20th century, it was the Grand Ole Opry, established in 1925, that turned the city into a major country music venue. Using some extraordinary images from the city?s past, paired with the same views today, this book shows how the city has evolved into a bright, modern city that is synonymous with country music. Locations include State Capitol, Hotel Hermitage, Maxwell House Hotel, Ryman Auditorium, Union Street, James K. Polk Home, Germantown, Watson House, Woodland Street Bridge, Broad Street, Union Street, Market Street, Customs House, Union Station, Fisk University, Country Music Hall of Fame, the Parthenon, Tennessee Centennial, Vanderbilt University, Hillsboro Turnpike, Fort Negley, and East Bank.
Number of Pages: 143
Genre: Photography, History
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / Regional, USA / State + Local / South
Series Title: Then and Now
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Karina Mcdaniel & Aubrey C. Watson
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2014
TCIN: 16475215
UPC: 9781909815582
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-6294
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