Nashville. Plate 18 from G. M. Hopkins' Atlas of Nashville (1889)
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This plate depicts an area of Nashville just north of the Cumberland River and east of Russell St. in present-day East Nashville. Primarily residential, some churches are indicated as are Street Railroad Company and Prewitt, Spur and Company. Most of this area was once owned by Dr. John Shelby noted in the many city additions and road that bear his name as well as his expansive estate near the bottom of the plate.
Griffith Morgan Hopkins was born around 1836, however the exact date is unknown. He first began printing maps in 1857 and continued until his retirement in 1900. He founded G. M. Hopkins & Co. with his brother Henry W. Hopkins, and together they produced many city and county atlases, primarily of the northeast, from their shop in Philadelphia. Their 1908 Atlas of Nashville is a fine, block-by-block depiction of the town in a period of growth to a modern urban center. G. M. Hopkins & Co. continued on after the founders' retirements until the Great Depression ended the demand for their atlases. The company was sold to the Franklin Survey Company in 1943, with the name intact, due to its association with quality.
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Nashville and Davidson County (Tenn.)--Maps
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- G.M. Hopkins & Co. Nashville. Plate 18 from G. M. Hopkins' Atlas of Nashville (1889). 1889. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9840. (Accessed April 5, 2020.)
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- G.M. Hopkins & Co, (1889) Nashville. Plate 18 from G. M. Hopkins' Atlas of Nashville (1889). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9840
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