• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Peabody Normal College, Nashville, circa 1906

    A postcard of Peabody Normal College, an outgrowth of the declining literary department of the University of Nashville on Second Avenue. In 1874 Barnas Sears, Peabody Education Fund administrator, off…

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  • Sky line view of Nashville, Tenn., 1944

    A postcard of the Nashville city skyline showing the business district in 1944. Residential homes are pictured in the foreground. Forms part of the Norton Postcard Collection. 1 postcard : col. ; 3.5…

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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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  • Hermitage Club, Nashville, Tenn., 1910

    A postcard of the Hermitage Club in Nashville, Tennessee. The Hermitage Club building was first a downtown residence in between Church and Union Streets at 233 Sixth Avenue North, then called High Str…

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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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  • Tennessee State Fair Grounds, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1910

    A postcard of the Tennessee State Fairgrounds showing the Women's Building, Grandstand, and track. Located just one mile south of downtown Nashville, the fairgrounds opened in 1891 as Cumberland Park…

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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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  • Masonic Home, Nashville, Tenn., 1908

    A postcard of the Masonic Widows and Orphans Home in Nashville Tennessee. The home was located on White's Creek Pike, six miles north of Nashville. It was established around 1892. Today several surviv…

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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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  • Hotel Tulane, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1917

    A postcard of the Tulane Hotel, located at the intersection of Eighth Avenue North and Church Street in downtown Nashville. This hotel was erected in 1894 as the Nicholson Hotel on the site of the old…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bijou Theatre, Nashville, Tenn., 1908

    A postcard of the Bijou Theatre located at 423 Fourth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee. This 1624 seat theatre was erected in 1904 on the site of a previous theatre that had burned two years prior…

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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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