If you’ve driven by the Carter House on Columbia Pike lately you will notice the new fence. The image below is a post-War picture of a Carter fence. This one is NOT original to the 1864 look.
The new (2012) Carter House fence is similar to the look and style of the one the Carter’s had in 1864.
The cornerstone for the Maxwell House Hotel was laid in the summer of 1860. When Federal troops occupied it in 1862 for Confederate prisoners of war the hotel was still being constructed. It was formally finished in 1869. The architect was Isaiah Rogers, of Cincinnati. The original building sat at the corner of what is now Church and Fourth Streets.
Source: Nashville Public Library, Digital Collections
All of the original bricks used in the construction of St. John’s Episcopal Church from 1839-1842 were cast on site by workers. Here are some pictures of the exterior of St. John’s that show the handiwork of the brickmasons. The church was designed in the Gothic style.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Columbia, was built as a plantation church BY the Polk family, and FOR the Polk family. All of the wood was provided from trees on the property. Here is a sampling of what one can find inside the church.