• Duncan Hotel. Nashville, Tenn., circa 1910

    A postcard of the Duncan Hotel built in 1889 by wealthy Nashville broker William M. Duncan. This massive brick building was trimmed in stone and occupied a fourth of the block on the southeast corner…

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  • Public Square, Nashville, Tenn., 1908

    A postcard of Public Square in Nashville, Tennessee, looking west circa 1908. Public Square, also referred to as Court House Square or Court Square, was located right in the center of the city. The sq…

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  • Carnegie Library, Nashville, Tenn., between 1904 and 1907

    A postcard of the Carnegie Library of Nashville. The pubic library building was constructed with a $100,000 grant from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and the cornerstone was laid on April 27, 1903. O…

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  • Bird's eye view, 1912

    A postcard of an aerial view of downtown Nashville in 1912. Identifiable buildings include the State Capitol, Polk-Wautauga (sic) Apartments, Hermitage Hotel, Stahlman Building, First National Bank, M…

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  • Post Office and Custom House, Nashville, 1916

    A postcard of the Post Office and Custom House located on Broadway, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. The original building, which can be identified by its tower, was started in 1875 and completed i…

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  • Nashville, Tenn. Cumberland River, between 1901 and 1908

    A postcard of the Cumberland River Wharf in downtown Nashville as seen from the Shelby Street Bridge. Several boats are docked at the river bank. A number of businesses line First Avenue. Both the Woo…

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  • Views of Nashville, Tenn., 1907

    A postcard depicting several Nashville landmarks, including the State Penitentiary, the Confederate Monument in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, the Parthenon in Centennial Park, two images of the United States P…

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  • Carnegie Library, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1914

    A postcard of the Carnegie Library of Nashville. The pubic library building was constructed with a $100,000 grant from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and the cornerstone was laid on April 27, 1903. O…

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  • Court Square, Looking West, Nashville, Tenn., between 1901 and 1907

    A postcard of Court Square in Nashville, Tennessee, looking west between 1901 and 1907. Court Square, also referred to as Court House Square or Public Square, was located right in the center of the ci…

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  • Court house, Nashville, Tenn., 1905

    A postcard of the Court House as it appeared in 1905. The courthouse was designed in 1857 by Francis Strickland, son of William Strickland, who built the State Capitol. Construction on the building st…

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  • Broadway Presbyterian Church, 1911

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    A postcard of Broadway Presbyterian Church, located at 1616 West End Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee. This church was dedicated on January 11, 1911. The foundation was made of rough cut stone blocks. T…

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  • Nashville on the Cumberland River, circa 1970

    A postcard of the Nashville city skyline taken from the Jefferson Street Bridge looking south, down the Cumberland River. The Railroad Bridge is visible, as is the Victory Memorial Bridge, just behind…

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  • Capitol Boulevard, Looking North, Nashville, Tenn., between 1916 and 1930

    A postcard of Capitol Boulevard looking north towards the Tennessee State Capitol sometime between 1916 and 1930. YMCA signage is visible on the left side of the street, while Knickerbocker Theater si…

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  • Nashville, Tenn. Carnegie Library, circa 1910

    A postcard of the Carnegie Library of Nashville. The pubic library building was constructed with a $100,000 grant from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and the cornerstone was laid on April 27, 1903. O…

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  • Cumberland River Wharf, Nashville, 1926

    A postcard of the Cumberland River Wharf in downtown Nashville. Several boats are visible near the river bank. The thriving businesses of First and Second Avenues are also noticeable, with advertiseme…

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  • Sam Davis Hotel, between 1930 and 1945

    A postcard of the Sam Davis Hotel located at 132 Seventh Avenue North and corner of Commerce Street, Nashville, Tennessee. The 12-story, 250-room hotel named for Sam Davis, the Confederate hero, opene…

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  • Cumberland River Wharf, Nashville, 1922

    A postcard of the Cumberland River Wharf in downtown Nashville. Several boats are visible near the river bank. Buildings housing several businesses line First Avenue. The Woodland Street Bridge is pic…

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  • Davidson County new court house, Nashville, Tenn., 1910

    A postcard of the Davidson County Court House as it appeared in 1910. The courthouse was designed in 1857 by Francis Strickland, son of William Strickland, who built the State Capitol. Construction on…

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  • Fifth Avenue looking north from Church Street, 1910

    A postcard of Fifth Avenue looking north from Church Street in downtown Nashville. Both sides of the street are lined with businesses including Castner Knott and Blach's, both department stores. Some…

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  • Andrew Jackson Hotel, Nashville, Tenn., 1952

    A postcard of the Andrew Jackson Hotel. This hotel opened in August of 1925 on the east side of Memorial Plaza on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Deaderick Street. The massive brick structure boasted 4…

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