Nashville April 14, 2017
11 Vintage Photos Of Nashville’s Streets That Will Take You Back In Time
We’ve all come to know Nashville as Music City, where young dreamers show up to be stars and the rolling country hills stretch on for miles. Although Nashville has become a cult favorite for bachelorette parties across the nation, we have a sweet history that’s too quickly forgotten. Here’s a peep at Nashville, the way she was, so many years ago.
1. The City Market in 1955.
A blast from the past, wouldn't you say?
2. A shot of Memorial Square, via 1950.
Nashville's skyline looks WAY different nowadays. All those new condos...?
3. You don't ride these buses anymore, do ya?
But we wish we did!
4. Wow - does anyone remember Sulpher Dell?
It was our minor league baseball park that was opened in 1870, almost making it to a century of use before it was demolished in 1969
5. Nashville's downtown arcade in the 1930s.
Art walks and downtown afternoon lunches have breathed new life into the arcade.
6. Is this really West End?!
This is a joke...? Right? Nah, just West End back in the day.
7. Here you can see 8th Avenue near Church Street.
This photograph was taken around 1931.
8. And the war memorial gardens, sometime in the thirties.
There's not an exact date for this shot, but we'd kill for the beauty of those gardens again.
9. Capitol Hill in the 1940s looks like something out of a fairy tale.
Flip the switch on the previous photo, and you have an entirely different view of Nashville.
10. The General Hospital, in 1910.
The hospital has since been closed.
11. Taking down the Sam Davis Hotel in 1985
This is probably the prettiest way you could present demolition...
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