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(LEBANON ROAD AREA) - DAVIDSON COUNTY - NASHVILLE, TN -
1999 - Page 1

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(LEBANON ROAD AREA)
DAVIDSON COUNTY- NASHVILLE, TN- 1997
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HISTORY of LEBANON ROAD AREA

BATTLE OF NASHVILLE
Steedman's Line of Departure, December 15, 1864
The left of the Federal main defensive line rested on the Cumberland River north of here, extending southeast to the Murfreesboro Pike.  From this line, Steedman's Provisional Detachment of six brigades made the secondary attack against the Confederate right.  Thomas' main attack was delivered against the Confederate left.

GREENWOOD PARK
At this location in 1905, Preston Taylor, a Nashville businessman, religious leader, and former slave, established the first park to serve Nashville's Negro community.  Greenwood Recreational Park included a ball park, swimming pool, amusements, and picnic facilities.  The park served as the site of the Negro state fair and Boy Scout summer camp.  Greenwood preceded the city's public park for blacks by 7 years and remained opened until 1940.

SITE OF WATERWORKS PLANT
The city's present waterworks was inaugurated at this site October 1, 1853.  The pumping station was erected on the lower river bluff and the reservoir on the upper grounds.  German engineer, Albert Stein, designed and supervised construction.  The system cost $55,00, the first bonded debt of the city.  A new plant was in operation and this site was abandoned by April 1891.

FIRST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
On December 13, 1850, the first steam engine, Tennessee No. 1, ordered by the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad arrived at the wharf on the steamboat Beauty, from Cincinnati.  The one mile trip on improvised tracks from the wharf to the S. Cherry Street crossing required 4 days by mule power.  A one mile trial run was made from this point on December 27, 1850.

UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE
Moving to a building in this area in 1802, Davidson Academy became Davidson College in 1905 and Cumberland College in 1806.  Lack of funds closed it in 1816.  It reopened in 1822, and became the University of Nashville in 1826.  One of its developments was Peabody College for Teachers which went to its present location in 1911.

 

LANDMARKS in LEBANON ROAD AREA

Nashville Pumping Station Building erected 1888
Listed on National Register of Historic Places
Boiler House erected 1926

Nashville Sky Line

Old Nashville Pumping Station

Vocational Rehabilitation Building 701 Club Building Layman Drug Company Building

2nd Ave S

Building erected 1913
Howard School Office Building Office Building Bo Riddle Boots and Outrageous Car VFW Post 129

 

HOMES in LEBANON ROAD AREA

Built about 1921 from donations of Meharry Medical College alumni and trustees.  Hubbard House served as the retirement home of Dr George W Hubbard, a founder and head of Meharry for 44 years.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its architecture and its link to Dr Hubbard, this building is the last remnant of the original Meharry campus.

HUBBARD HOUSE

 
Was formerly the James Geddes Engine Company No 6 building.

 
Has Nashville Historic Plaque

 

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