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Road Trips: Nashville – 
More than Music

 


Hatch Show Print

 

Hatch Show Print was started by Charles and Herbert Hatch in 1879. The business flourished during the early 20th century when show posters created excitement for traveling shows – circus, minstrel shows, vaudeville acts, or carnivals. As country music entered its golden age, an unmistakable Hatch “look” developed as part of the southern entertainment culture.

 

Now owned and operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch Show Print is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinstating and perpetuating a Nashville icon. Hatch posters are sold as concession items for Willie Nelson’s concerts, and B. B. King is one of the biggest customers.

 

www.countrymusichalloffame.org/our-work/
316 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201
Open Monday-Friday 9-5; Saturday 10-5

 

The Parthenon – Architectural Facts

 

  • The Parthenon in Athens was carved out of Pentelic marble, and it took the Greeks approximately 10 years to construct, 447-438 B.C.
  • Nashville's Parthenon was created from brick, stone, structurally reinforced concrete, and cast concrete aggregate. It took the city nearly 10 years to build its Parthenon, 1921-1931.
  • All horizontal architectural elements arch slightly in the center. This means there are no true straight horizontal lines in the Parthenon. These architectural refinements made the Parthenon look alive and flawless to the human eye. This curvature is repeated in Nashville's Parthenon.

 

www.nashville.gov/parthenon
West End Ave. and 25th Street in Centennial Park
Nashville, TN 27203
Open Tuesday-Saturday 9-4:30; extended summer hours
Admission: adults, $6; seniors 62 + and children 4-17, $4

 

Manuel Exclusive Clothier

 

Born in Mexico, the fifth of 11 children, Manuel learned to sew at age seven and has been making his own clothes ever since. Working with his older brother, a tailor, he mastered several skills of the clothier’s art before leaving Mexico after college. He came to Los Angeles in the 1950s, learned to use embroidery and sequins, and then moved his business to Nashville in the late 1980s to be closer to clients wanting his cowboy couture garments.

 

www.manuelcouture.com
1922 Broadway
Nashville, TN 31203
Stop in to see rack items, or by appointment

 

Cheekwood Gardens

 

During the early 1900s, Joel Cheek, developed a blend of coffee that was marketed through the best hotel in Nashville, the Maxwell House. His extended family, including Leslie and Mabel Cheek, were investors. In 1928, Postum (now General Foods) purchased Maxwell House’s parent company, Cheek-Neal Coffee, for more than $40 million. Leslie and Mabel bought 100 acres of what was then woodland in West Nashville for a country estate. Cheekwood Mansion was completed in 1932. The present Cheekwood site opened to the public in 1960.

 

www.cheekwood.org
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-4:30; Sunday 11-4:30
Admission: adults $10; seniors $8; college students and youth 6-17 $5

 

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

 

www.fristcenter.org
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 10-5:30
Sunday 1-5:30; Thursday and Friday 10-9 p.m.
Admission: adults $15; seniors, college students, military $12; under age 18 free

 

Other Points of Interest

 

 

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