The Tulane, formerly the Nicholson, was originally more of a residential than a commercial hotel. Its public rooms were not on a par with those of the more centrally located hotels. By 1909, however, due more to the drawbacks of its competitiors that to any positive features of its own, other than its location, the Tulane had reason to claim that it was Nashville's most fashionable hotel.*
Managed in the early 1900s by Louis C. Garrabrant
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* Nashville 1900-1910, Waller ed.