with the Tower and street car lines was located on Ninth and
Demonbreun - or one source says vauxhall
street- so that was the seven baptist church steeple in the background.
House was located on Ninth (or Vauxhall) whatever the next street
over from Eighth is- on the corner of Demonbreum. Appears to
facing South on the northeast corner."
to Jim Stephens for this info.
a house that was run as an apartment house in the 1920s
and was known as the Claiborne. My
great grandmother ran it starting in 1924.
Before it was the Claiborne, it was the Drouillard Mansion. Captain
James Drouillard was part of the occupying Union army in Nashville
in 1864. He met and married a wealthy young Nashville woman. Nashville
was apparently not particularly hospitable to Union officers immediately
after the war so the couple moved to Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee
and built Drouillard House which still exists. They eventually
moved back to Nashville and built the mansion that became the Claiborne. It
was described by the newspaper as “one of the largest and
finest residence buildings ever erected in Nashville.” -Michael