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Yet most are not aware of it. The Internet Movie Database has a listing for it here, but very little info is on it.

Anyone heard of the Snodgrass Theatre?SamDavis1

SamDavis2Thanks to Talley Bailey for the scans and info here:

Made in Nashville, this  silent era movie was filmed at Travelers Rest plantation and fairgrounds. It was about Sam Davis the Confederate boy hero of Tennessee. An article appeared on May 30 1915 in the local paper about this movie and my relative Joshua Brown an actual member of the Coleman Scouts was in the movie. Also cast members included Lucille Wilson Sudekum and brother in law Clarence “Hap” Sudekum.



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Vanderbilt Hospital

Vanderbilt Hospital

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The Vauxhall

From “Yesterday’s Nashville” by Carl Zibart

The Vauxhall Apartments, popular early in the 20th century, were at Broadway and Ninth Avenue South. The building was originally part of Dr. Price’s College for Young Ladies, where 5,800 young women were educated by Dr. George W. Price and his excellent faculty, beginning in the late 1870s. When Dr. Price died in 1897, it was used as a hotel for Tennessee Centennial Exposition visitors. Later, Vanderbilt bought the three buildings, converting two of them to “flats” or apartments. The other became the Vanderbilt School of Dentistry. The site is now occupied by the United States Courthouse.

Around the mid 1880’s a developer in Nashville decided to make the area from Broad St. at 8th Ave out past Clark Place a park and upscale neighborhood. He named the area after the London park, Vauxhall Gardens. The street in the center between 8th and the Union Station (9th Ave) was known as Vauxhall and it kept this name until the early 1900’s. As a part of this development, a huge exclusive apartment building was constructed and was very upscale I’ve heard. However, by the 1920’s, things had changed and the upscale neighborhoods had moved on out near a new park called Centennial. The Vauxhall became more of a hotel where the rents were low and the clients were transient.
-Jim Stephens

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Candy Land


Candyland in 1920 – from Yesterday’s Nashville by Carl Zibart

The well-known confectionery at Seventh and Church Street  was established in the early twenties. Behind the counter in the above photo are two of its proprietors, Sam Anderson and Louis Belios.

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tnnashvillecc2114almaa2114almabFound these on ebay. I have no idea where the Inglewood Golf and Country Club was.

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LeMay Market

LeMay Market1103 Whites Creek Pike

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Cumberland Chemical Company
“Tongue Tablets”

…for use in connection with “sextonique”?

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