Photo courtesy Mike Slate
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.
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Jere Baxter Statue
“The statute of Jere Baxter is now located in front of the new Jere Baxter school off of Ben Allen Road, not far from the old school.”
I’ve seen this statue in front of the School named for him on Gallatin Road. It’s not there now. I’ve also seen a picture where it looks like it was located in the middle of the intersection of 1st and Broadway.
October 29, 10
Ingrid Rowland writes"The statue of Jere Baxter is now in front of the new Jere Baxter middle school at 350 Hart Lane...they moved it several years ago when the
new school was built."
August 1, 03
Laura Carney writes “…the statute of Jere Baxter is now located in front of the new Jere Baxter school off of Ben Allen Road, not far from the old school. ”
“When I was a small child the statue stood at 16th and Broad and West End facing town (east). It was then very black from ole “Smokey Joe” as we used to call the air pollution. I was a student at Jere Baxter when the statue was moved to the school at Ben Allen and Gallatin Road- this must have been either 1945 or 1946. Very soon after arriving it was painted gold. Lige Harris was principal then.”-
Sixteenth Avenue and Broad.
Here’s a website with pictures of the statue
in front of the school
KINNEY, BELLE (1890-1959)
Belle Kinney was the sculptor for the monument to the Women of the Confederacy on the southwest corner of Legislative Plaza, and she and her husband, sculptor Leopold Scholz, collaborated on the Victory Statue in the War Memorial Building court. Born in Nashville, Kinney won first place in a youth competition at the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition for a bust she had sculpted of her father when she was only seven years old. At age 15, she received a scholarship to study sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her first commission at the age of seventeen was for the statue of Jere Baxter, organizer of the Tennessee Central Railroad. The monument to the Women of the Confederacy was one of ten such monuments proposed for erection throughout the South. Kinney won a competition for this commission, the first ever given for the erection of a monument to a group of women. Kinney also sculpted statues of Andrew Jackson and Tennessee’s first governor, John Sevier, which stand in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., and she and her husband created the figures of the east and west pediments of The parthenon.
Used to be here
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