Gorgeous building with tons of history
You can't help but notice this gorgeous building located on Broadway. When you think of HIGH SCHOOL ...this is what I imagine...this school reminds me of the historical building I attended High School in West Virginia ....Charleston High School...our building was not saved and destroyed..I hope this NEVER happens to this gorgeous building..
History of the building I found on the Internet. I hope to be able to go inside of this building one day....can't wait...
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Hume-Fogg High School, built from 1911 to 1917, stands on the site of the city's first school. It is named for Alfred Hume and B.J. Fogg, important educators in the early development of public education in Nashville. Architects William B. Ittner of St. Louis and Robert S. Sharp of Nashville designed this block-long four-story stone building in the Collegiate Gothic style, a turn-of-the-century architectural movement that began with the campuses at Princeton, Yale, and Duke universities. Over the main Broadway entrance is a set of cut stone figures symbolizing the classical curriculum taught at the school since the 1930s: literature, composition, science, mathematics, domestic arts, instrumental drawing, and fine arts. Hume-Fogg became an academic magnet school in the 1980s, and in 2008 and 2009, Newsweek magazine ranked the school in the top 30 of public high schools nationally. Some of Hume-Fogg's most famous alumni include poet and literary critic Randall Jarrell (1931), actress and singer Dinah Shore (1934); Academy-Award-winning director Delbert Mann (1938); and model and actress Bettie Page (1940
I can't wait to go in this building...
Original steeple only thing left from the 1800 building.... rest destroyed by fire
I was walking around Nashville today enjoying the gorgeous skyline of the buildings. I enjoy the City. I enjoy the history of the City.. This church has a historical marker in front of the building and this is what it states:
Organized in 1820, this is the church's third downtown location. The elaborate Gothic tower is all that remains of the Matthews & Thompson building that stood at this location from 1886 to 1967. The Baptist Sunday School Board, now one of the world's largest publishers of religious materials, was organized here in 1891. Edwin Keeble Associates designed the new building, which opened in 1970.
This building, designed by noted Nashville church architect Edwin Keeble in the late 1960s, is the fourth downtown home of Nashville's First Baptist Church, established in 1820. The congregation dedicated the in tw building on Easter Sunday, March 29, 1970. This building replaced a structure built in 1886, and although the congregation felt the need for a larger, more modern structure, the elaborate Gothic bell tower remained to symbolize the congregation's ties to its past. An artist's rendering of the 1886 building may be seen on the historical marker on the Broadway side of the church.
I would love to go into the church but I realized the current church is NOT the original church but I bet it is still gorgeous inside. I have a thing about historical buildings and the architecture of them. some people enjoy this as well and I hope if you are one of them you enjoy my reviews..I try to include some historical factors about the buildings. I love to take URBAN HIKES and check them out..
Great building with tons of history and character.... also where I had to go to court.....This building is AMAZING...I had to go here today for court..so I was so excited to able to enter the building.
There is a historical market:
The cornerstone was laid Sept. 19, 1877, by President Rutherford B. Hayes
on the first visit of a president to the South since the Civil War.
Opened in 1882 at 701 Broadway, it originally housed the city's post office on the ground floor. The federal Treasury Department offices were on the second, and Justice Department and courtrooms on the third
I went a little early so I could walk around the building and take some really nice photos of this building..The character of the Architecture reminds me of Victorian Artistry..
Additional Historical information I found on the internet about this building:
A beautiful, stately, ornate building that served the Nashville area for almost a century before being cast aside, the Customs House is a reminder of what government can do right with architecture. It is one of the finest pieces of Victorian architecture in Tennessee and was abuzz with activity until the late 20th century when the United States government decided it didn't want the building anymore. Fortunately, the Nashville Metropolitan Government did, and took possession of the building for redevelopment.
1877 - The cornerstone of this building is laid by President Hayes.
1882 - The clock tower is completed.
1903 - The rear portion of the building is completed.
1916 - The wings of the building are completed.
1972 - The building is added to the National Register of Historic Places.
1979 - Ownership is transferred from the federal government to the local government.
When President Rutherford B. Hayes laid the cornerstone of the Customs House on September 19, 1877, it symbolized the end of Southern Reconstruction after the Civil War. Approval for a federal building dates to 1856, but construction delays and the Civil War caused Nashville to wait for more than twenty years for a facility to house federal courts, customs, and post office. Treasury architect William Appleton Potter designed this grand example of the Victorian Gothic style. From its massive yet ornate stone block a central clock tower soars. The many rich details, such as the Gothic lancet windows and a deeply inset triple-arch entrance, make this an exceptional example of Victorian Gothic architecture. In the 1990s the Customs House was declared surplus property by the federal government and was turned over to Metro Nashville government which worked toward its renovation and reuse. The building is now leased from the city by a private firm which renovated its interior and leases the space to office tenants - a significant milestone in historic preservation in Nashville.
I am not sure if everyone is interested in the historical aspect of the building, this surplus Federal Property is now owned by Nashville Metro. I hope it is NEVER DESTROYED...
My dad had a thing about getting a photo of each state capitol, so Nashville was no exception.
The distinctive tower is designed after the monument of Lysicrates in Athens, Greece.
In Riverfront Park, on the bluffs high above the Tennessee River, stand a replica of Fort Nashborogh. The original wooden stockade, built around 1779, was about two acres in area and contained some 20 wooden cabins. This fort was essential in protecting these early settlers from attacks from Native Americans, who opposed expansion of the English onto more of their lands. The most significant conflict occurred in 1781 and was known as the Battle of the Bluffs; it is said the settlers were cut off from their fort until the women released the hounds, allowing the soldiers to escape to the fort.
As Tennessee was originally part of North Carolina, the fort and city were named after General Francis Nash, a Revolutionary War General from North Carolina who was killed at Germantown, PA. North Carolina's Governor later described Nash as "one of the most enlightened, liberal, and magnanimous gentlemen that ever sacrificed his life for his country."
The fort was rebuilt in 1930 to the original size, then rebuilt in 1962 to the smaller area, with similar walls and cabins. The reconstructed forts were funded by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The fort is open to visitors for free from 9am to 4pm daily.
the hermitage was the home of andrew jackson, 7th president of the united states. this beautiful antebellum plantation is a worthwhile site to visit when in the nashville area. jackson was a friend of napoleon and one of his busts is on display in his home. jackson is best known for his negotiations with the french over the louisana purchase and his defeat of the british in the battle of new orleans in the war of 1812. the hermitage is listed on the national register of historic places. a must see site for those interested in american history.
an excellent book about andrew jackson is, h.w. brands' "andrew jackson, his life and times". pub: doubleday.
this presidential statue of Andrew Johnson is located on the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol building in Nashville.
It is free to stroll the grounds and see all the statues on this lovely grounds.
This statue of President Andrew Jackson is located on the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol. It is not a tomb for him, he is actually buried in nearby Hermitage at his plantation by the same name.
Free to walk around the grounds and see this statue.
alvin york was born in pall mall tennessee and become one of the most decorated solders in WWI. york led an attack on a german machine gun nest and captured 32 german machine guns, killed 28 german solders and captured 132 prisoners. for this feat of bravery he was awarded the congressional medal of honor.
andrew johnson was a tennessee U.S. senator and vice president under president abraham lincoln. after the assassination of president lincoln johnson became the 17 th president of the united states. johnson was a southern democrat and opposed the radical republicans over the treatment of the south during the radical reconstruction era after the civil war. the radical republicans tried to impeach johnson but he was acquitted. johnson was generally hated in the north but was well respected in the south. johnson is a very interesting political figure in american history.
the andrew jackson statue is located on the east side of the tennessee state capitol. andrew jackson was the territorial governor of florida and a hero in the battle of new orleans during the war of 1812. andrew jackson was also the 7 th president of the united states. jackson's plantation the hermitage is located about ten miles east of the tennessee state capitol.
james k. polk and his wife are buried in a tomb on the east lawn of the tennessee state capitol. james k. polk (1795-1849) was the 11 th president of the united states. polk was a planter from columbia tennessee and served as a U.S. congressman and governor of tennessee prior to his election as president.
this beautiful greek revival building was designed by architect william strickland. the state capitol building is constructed out of local limestone and was completed in 1859. on the grounds of the capitol are monuments to edward w. carmack, president andrew jackson, president andrew johnson, sam davis, sgt. alvin york, and the tomb of president james k. polk. in the interior of the capitol are exhibits from the tennessee state museum. the tennessee state capitol is listed on the national register of historic places. admission is free.
located across charlotte ave. from the capitol building is the tennessee war memorial. the war memorial was built in 1925 and honors solders from tennessee who lost their lives in WWI. the tennesse war memorial building is home to the tennessee historical society and the tennessse military museum. for those interested in architecture and history the war memorial building is well worth a visit in downtown nashville.
the edward w. carmack statue is located in a prominent position in the front of the tennessee state capitol. carmack was a former tennessee U.S. congressman and U.S. senator. carmack was also editor of the nashville american and was known for his feud with black tennessee journalist ida b. wells. in 1908 carmack insulted col. duncan b. cooper in an newspaper article and one of cooper's supporters shot and killed carmack. because of carmack's racist views a group of nashville citizens are currently trying to have his statue removed from the capitol grounds.