“The one with the Tower and street car lines was located on Ninth and Demonbreun – or one source says vauxhall street- so that was the seven baptist church steeple in the background. House was located on Ninth (or Vauxhall) whatever the next street over from Eighth is- on the corner of Demonbreum. Appears to be facing South on the northeast corner.”
Thanks to Jim Stephens for this info.
“Edgewood” was a house that was run as an apartment house in the 1920s and was known as the Claiborne. My great grandmother ran it starting in 1924.
Before it was the Claiborne, it was the Drouillard Mansion. Captain James Drouillard was part of the occupying Union army in Nashville in 1864. He met and married a wealthy young Nashville woman. Nashville was apparently not particularly hospitable to Union officers immediately after the war so the couple moved to Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee and built Drouillard House which still exists. They eventually moved back to Nashville and built the mansion that became the Claiborne. It was described by the newspaper as “one of the largest and finest residence buildings ever erected in Nashville.”–Michael Bligh
Thanks to Jim Stephens for this image.