• Scottish Rite Temple, Nashville, Tenn., between 1915 and 1925

    A postcard of the Scottish Rite Temple, also known as the Masonic Temple, located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee (100 Seventh Avenue North). The building's corner…

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  • State penitentiary, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1910

    A postcard of the Tennessee State Penitentiary, located off of Centennial Boulevard in West Nashville. Built in 1897, this structure takes on the appearance of a Gothic castle. At the time of its cons…

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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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  • Post Office, Nashville, Tenn., 1929

    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. 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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  • Dutch Mill, Shelby Park, Nashville, circa 1909

    A color postcard of the Dutch Mill in Shelby Park, Nashville, Tennessee. This windmill structure, no longer extant, once stood on the landscape of Shelby Park, in East Nashville, near the Cumberland R…

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  • Church St., Independent Life Bldg., Nashville, circa 1910s

    A color postcard view down Church Street to the Independent Life Building at Fourth Avenue, in Nashville, Tennessee. An additional title on the card reads "Nashville, the Powder City of the World." Fo…

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  • St. Cecelia Academy. Nashville, Tenn., 1906

    A postcard of St. Cecelia Academy, a private, all-girls Roman Catholic high school founded in 1860 by the Dominican Sisters. This building is located in North Nashville at Eighth Avenue North and Clay…

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  • Jewish Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1900s

    A postcard of the Jewish Cemetery gate at 18th and Clay Streets, Nashville, Tennessee. The archway above the gate has the words "Temple Cemetery" chiseled in stone. Forms part of the Nashville Room Po…

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  • Greetings from Nashville, Tennessee, 1961

    A postcard featuring two Nashville scenes. The top section is of the Parthenon in Centennial Park. The view shows the annual Christmas display which attracted thousands of visitors each year from 1954…

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  • The Parthenon, First American National Bank building, Nashville, circa 1950

    A postcard showing drawings of the Parthenon and the First American National Bank Building. The Parthenon, located in Centennial Park, is a reproduction of the Greek Athenian Temple. This full scale r…

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  • Union Station, Nashville, circa 1920

    A postcard of Nashville's Union Station. The former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee.…

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  • State Capitol, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1920

    A postcard of the Tennessee State Capitol and landscaped grounds along the hillside overlooking the city of Nashville, bordered by Charlotte and Sixth Avenue. The architectural idea is that of a Greek…

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  • Greetings from Nashville, Tennessee, 1944

    A souvenir postcard sending greetings from Nashville, Tennessee. Several attractions are depicted inside the block letters of Nashville. From left to right they are: Sam Davis Monument, War Memorial B…

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  • Aerial view of Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1940

    A postcard aerial view of downtown Nashville, circa 1940. Leading up to the 1940s, Nashville's importance as a trading center grew steadily, and the city was known to the business world as "The Commer…

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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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  • Union Station, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1940

    A postcard of Nashville's Union Station. The former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee.…

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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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  • 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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  • Union Station, Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1951

    A postcard of Nashville's Union Station. The former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee.…

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