Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
This historic house just off of Murfreesboro Rd was built in 1859 and its most notable feature is the central Portico with two large columns. Now vacant, it once held the offices for Nashboro Village in Antioch.
If you like reading about ghost stories and hauntings, there are some good ones regarding this house. Click on the photo to go to the flickr page and read through the comments.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Building dates back to 1887 as a livery stable. Became a silent film playhouse in 1919. Underwent a major face-lift in 1941 with the Art Deco style. It was purchased by the city in 1978 and has become a performing arts venue.
For the full history:
Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Kentuckyan Harrison Mayes survived a mining accident and spent much of the rest of his life making crosses like this one and placing them on major roads all throughout the country. This sign is in Smyrna, TN and located on the Old Nashville Highway, which is a 150+ year old road connecting Nashville to Murfreesboro and eventually became part of the Dixie Highway. These signs, made of concrete, usually weigh 1400 pounds.
On one side of the cross, it reads "Jesus is Coming Soon." The other side says "Get Right With God." Until recently, the GET was covered up and replaced with MADE. I am not sure who or why it was changed originally or restored to the original.
For more info on Harrison Mayes and his signs, Look here.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
The Stones River National Battlefield is a park in Murfreesboro, TN along the Stones River in Rutherford County, TN. The park commemorates the Civil War battle that took place here on Dec. 31, 1862 and Jan. 2, 1863. The park was established using public and private funds, with significant help from the NCStL railway, and is now under the oversight of the U.S. National Park Service.
To see all of my Stones River Battlefield pictures, Look Here.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Located in Downtown Hopkinsville, this is one of three museums all together, along with the Pennyroyal Museum and the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
According to the historic marker:
In 1937, this Victorian-style house became the home of John W. Work III. A teacher and composer for 39 years, he served his alma mater by enriching the Fisk musical traditions. Director of the Jubilee Singers, Work III, a serious composer, completed more than 100 compositions. He was not only an acclaimed composer and choral conductor, but also a recognized author, educator and ethnomusicologist.
His father, John W. Work II, composer of the Fisk alma mater, "The Gold and Blue," was known as rescuer and preservationist of Negro religious music. Work II's book, Folk Songs of the American Negro, was one of the first extensive studies on the origin and development of religious African-American music be a descendant of an ex-slave who lived during the time many of the songs has their beginnings.