• 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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  • Union Bank and Trust Co. building, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1910

    A postcard of the Union Bank and Trust Company building, located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee at 225 Third Avenue, North. The bank was organized circa the 1880s. Leslie Cheek was elected president…

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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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  • Bus depot, Nashville, Tenn., between 1935 and 1945

    A postcard of the Union Bus Terminal located at 517 Commerce Street in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Built in the latter part of the 1930s, this bus terminal exemplified the art deco architecture sty…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Life and Casualty Tower, circa 1960

    A postcard of the Nashville skyline at night reflecting in the Cumberland River. The prominent building in the skyline is the Life and Casualty Tower. In 1957 the Life and Casualty Insurance Company 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sam Davis Hotel, 7th Ave. at Commerce, Nashville, Tenn., between 1928 and 1938

    A postcard of the Sam Davis Hotel, a business property named for Sam Davis, the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy." The twelve-story building was located at the corner of 132 Seventh Avenue North at the co…

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  • Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1940

    A postcard showing the hustle and bustle of Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1940. Pedestrians line the sidewalks, while the streets are busy with vehicles, including the Cedar - Jo Johnst…

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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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  • Nashville terminals, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1910

    A postcard of the railroad terminals behind Union Station and the train shed. The station opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Na…

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  • First National Bank bld. Nashville, Tenn., 1908

    A color postcard of the First National Bank Building on the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Nashville. The First National Bank of Nashville was originally organized in 1863. Forms…

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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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