NASHVILLE: THEN AND NOW. Revised edition. Karina McDaniel and Aubrey C. Watson. Salamander Books, Pavilion Books Company Ltd., London, 2014. Original edition published 2005. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret. 144 pp. with 205 ills. (110 col.) and 18 reference ills. 25 x 29 cm. ISBN 9781909815582 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Western — United States, Southeast — Several Periods — Architecture, Photography
Worldwide Number: 162656
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