From Jim: I found some info on "the Hermitage Club"
house though I still don't know what the Hermitage Club was. Seems this
home was located on High Street which is now Sixth Ave. Its location
was where the Capitol Blvd. Building now stands..(Wherever that is located)?
It was built in 1858 by Major George Cunningham who fought for the Confederacy.
It was "confiscated" by the Union Army when Nashville was
taken by the Union and used at times by Sherman, Roscrans, Thomas and
Buell during the war. Cunningham sold the house after the war. It was
the Hermitage Club until 1935.
courtesy Jim Stephens
Club building was first a downtown residence at 223 Sixth Ave. N.,
then called High Street. This 1901 view shows it had the same iron
fence as when it was headquarters for Union generals in the Civil
War. The club added a third floor. "