From a book published by First American National Bank called “Homes of Tennessee” in 1956
Belle Vue Nashville Built in 1840 by Robert Woods, charming old Belle Vue has been occupied by five generations of the same family since its purchase by W. T. Berry in 1848. It was used for the quartering of Union troops during the War between the States. Among noted personages who lived at Belle Vue during the past was Wilkins Tannehill, father of Mrs. Berry, generally recognized as the Father of Education in Nashville. He was joint host with Andrew Jackson at the Grand Masonic Ball at Nashville, given in honor of the Marquis de LaFayette, in 1825. Over one hundred years old, and having been truly tested by the forces of time, Belle Vue, owned and occupied by Mrs. Bruce Douglas, is indeed a landmark in the history of the glorious past, as well as of vital present service.