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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nashville Sounds Guitar Scoreboard

Nashville Sounds Guitar Scoreboard

When the Nashville Sounds opened First Tennessee Park in 2015, they used one of the most popular features of Greer Stadium when the added a guitar shaped scoreboard. While everything at the new stadium is better, so is the scoreboard. For it's time, the Old Stadium's Guitar Scoreboard had a small video board, this one fills the main section. Another retained feature is the inning-by-inning score along the guitar's neck.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Emma's Flowers neon sign

Emma's Flowers neon sign

For years, Emma's was known by their TV commercials with a distinctive voice saying "Emma's, the Superlative Florist." While Emma's is on West End Ave. in Nashville's Midtown, this neon sign is around back on Elliston Pl.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lawrenceburg, TN Mexican War Monument

Lawrenceburg, TN Mexican War Monument

Civil War monuments are aplenty around the United States, but if you are looking for a monument remembering the Mexican-American War of the mid 1840s, there are only 2 in Tennessee, one of which is shown here in Lawrenceburg, TN. (The other in Tennessee is in Gallatin.) Planning began on the War Monument in 1849 and the city legislature passed a resolution on 1/9/1850 to appropriate $1,500 to erect it. The monument was created to perpetuate the memory of the "Lawrenceburg Blues" and Captain William B. Allen who fought in the Mexican War. It has a four square base supporting a shaft running skyward and is on the north side of the Lawrenceburg town square.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mist on the Holston River @ Bluff City, TN

Mist on the Holston River @ Bluff City, TN

Bluff City is a town that went through multiple name changes but dates back to 1780 when the Overmountain Men crossed the Holston River here at Choate's Ford. The remains of a railroad bridge can also be seen here, with a stone pier and an abutment with a mural painted on it. (This location now has a new mural painted here.) Today, this section of the river is also known as Boone Lake.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Hyman Administration Building
Memphis, TN - along Dunlap St.

Friday, April 21, 2017

A nice place to sit in Lynchburg

A nice place to sit

On the south side of the Lynchburg Town Square. While the square is lines with storefronts, there is an empty space between the Tennessee Walking Horse Museum and the Dry County Still General Store.

There used to be a door, but the area is open air. There are windows and in the windows are whiskey barrels.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Murfreesboro East Main: 450 E. Main

Murfreesboro East Main: 450 E. Main

This house is on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property to the East Main Street Historic District in Murfreesboro, TN. Here is a description of this house from the brochure entitled "Explore Historic Murfreesboro - A Walking Tour"
450 East Main Street
A two-story portico with fluted Ionic columns, an entrance with a fanlight and sidelights, and side porches characterize this home as a textbook example of the Neoclassical style. Nashville architects Fletcher and Bell designed this home in 1910 for George and Tempe Swoope Darrow.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Little River Falls (from the upstream observation deck)

Little River Falls (from the upstream observation deck)

Little River Falls is the highlight of the Little River Canyon National Preserve atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. The Little River flows almost its entire length atop Lookout Mountain. Here, the water drops 45 feet.

The most common way to view the waterfall is at the main entrance off of highway AL35 southwest of Ft. Payne. The highway bridge crosses the river not too far behind the waterfall. From the parking lot, it's less than a five minute stroll along a boradwal to get to the most popular view. On my previous visit in 2006, people would go beyond the end of the boardwalk and walk all around the top of the falls, but signs say this is now prohibited.

There's a second view of the falls from an overlook a little over 1000 feet downstream. This view is at an observation deck accessible from the Little River Canyon Rim Parkway (AL176).

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Frist Center at Night

Frist Center at Night

Frist Center of the Visual Arts in the art deco building that used to be the main Nashville post office on broadway.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Edward Cox House

The Edward Cox House

In front of the house is a wooden marker that reads:
The Edward Cox House
Built in 1774
A Shrine of Methodism

In 1774, former Revolutionary War soldier Edward Cox and his wife Sallie moved here from Maryland. This is located in what is today known as Sullivan County, TN near Bluff City on the Holston River. He was a Methodist preacher and he moved here to establish a Methodist congregation in the area.

This home was rebuilt in 1966.