Monthly Archives: June 2019

Brownsville TN former Carnegie Library

    The one-story Classical Revival former Carnegie Library was funded “under the usual conditions” by Andrew Carnegie after “Mayor John O. Bonner [sic] has been untiring in his efforts to secure the donation from Mr. Carnegie.  He conceived the … Continue reading

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Cypress Creek-Davis TN

In one of those rare instances, nothing shows up in the newspaper archives about this community or this church, nor the Internet.  I located one article that referenced Rev. Henry Sale, reporting in 1846 the marriage of his daughter, Mary … Continue reading

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Hobson Methodist Episcopal Church, Nashville

The former Hobson church building sits on the corner of Greenwood and Chapel in East Nashville.  I am always a little sad when I see a beautiful building not in use.  The Hobson saga has a long history with it, … Continue reading

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“It’s my cemetery now. It’s my grave marker.”

On our way to Nashville for the Charlie Parr show, we made a quick stop in Brownsville for a New Deal building.  This structure caught my eye as we were leaving.  At first, I thought it to be some type … Continue reading

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North on the Trace from Natchez

After I finally finished up my week in Natchez–back in March!–I headed homeward on the Trace again.  After all, it was quiet, calm, beautiful, and hardly any traffic.  It is interesting how the same road can look different from a … Continue reading

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