“The social, political and civic gathering place during that period. Throughout this hotel will be found many historical and
interesting evidences of the periods mentioned above.”
December 25th, 1879 the high fashion Maxwell House offered the following for Christmas fare: Cumberland Mountain Black Bear leg, Kentucky Raccoon, Canvas-back duck and Wild Goose. For dessert; English Walnut cake and Oranges in Sherry Wine. – From Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County, TN
“Old Zellicoffer Barracks”
A cursory glance on the net indicates this is where captured confederate soldiers were kept.
A fire Dec. 25, 1961 destroyed the hotel.
Now occupying the site at Fourth and Church is the SunTrust Bank building.