– This was located at Second and Lindsley in South Nashville and covered city blocks between Lindsley (South Market street) and Middleton. Although, only one of the University buildings remains today and houses metro offices (the one shown in your photograph) there were two other dorm buildings on campus. One was called Lindsley Hall. Other buildings on campus was the original Mongomery Bell Academy that was a prep school for the University, The chancellor’s residence at the Lindsley ave entrance, and another brick home type near Middleton which was part of the Peabody college development I believe. I believe that Adolphis Heiman (a Prominent Nashville Architect of that period designed many of theÊ buildings on the campus. -Jim Stephens
Davidson Academy became Davidson College in 1803 and Cumberland College in 1806. Lack of funds closed it in 1816. It reopened in 1822 and became the University of Nashville in 1826. One of its developments was Peabody College for Teachers, which went to its present location in 1911.
It seems later on this building was intended to be part of the failed Galloway Hospital project.