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19th Century Nashville Map

Rare separately published map of Nashville, "revised by W.B. Southgate" and" Published by Marshall & Bruce Co." in Nashville.

The map was likely produced in conjunction with the 1897 Nashville Centennial and International Exposition.  The map includes promotional information for R.W. Turner, a real estate company established in 1873.

The map identifies the various wards of Nashville and includes concentric circles radiating out from City Hall, several blocks off the Cumberland River.  A key at the right locates churches (including #51, a Jewish Synagogue), Hotels, Colleges and Schools, and Fire Engine Houses.

Curiously, Vanderbilt does not appear in the key, but does show up immediately southeast of the Centennial grounds.

Rarity

OCLC locates 2 copies of the map (Tennessee State Archives and University of Memphis).