Archive for the ‘1900s’ Category
423 4th Avenue North
From CinemaTreasures: Built on the site of the former Adelphi/Grand Opera House, the Bijou was the Nashville flagship of the Bijou Amusement Company, one of the first African American theatre chains in the south. For close to forty years, the theatre featured both live performance and film until it was razed in 1957 for construction of the new Municipal Auditorium.
This from Jim Stephens-
There is a great write up page of Joel A. Battle and says he was State Treasurer after the civil war.
The story says that the Lodge was built by the Knights of Pythias and named in his honor and I believe it was located on the corner of Second and Lindsley.
This may have been the building on the corner which is referred to in the second and lindsley photo as the teamster lodge on my site.
The write up of Battle is great -it is located at tennessee-scv.org
From John Conner-
I had the pleasure of interviewing Harold Bradley recently who (with his brother Owen) bought the first house on 16th Avenue that later became Music row.
They bought the 16th ave house around 1955 and put the Quonset Hut behind it.
I learned from Harold that their studio had existed at 2 previous locations before the 16th Ave house. The first location was at the corner of 2nd and Lindsley which he said was inside a lodge. It appears to be the Battle Lodge you have in your photographs. They paid $25 per month rent for the Lodge. When the banker wanted to triple the rent they moved their studio to Hillsboro Village into what is now a pottery business off a west ally from 21st. After that was the 16th ave. purchase and the beginning of Music row. Pat Boone’s first record was cut in the Hillsboro Village location.