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Maxwell House Hotel
 
Maxwell House Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, October 23, 2009
1. Maxwell House Hotel Marker
 
Inscription. On this site stood the Maxwell House Hotel built by John Overton in 1859. It was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, 1961. After wartime use as a barracks, hospital and prison, it was formally opened as a hotel in 1869. Presidents Andrew Johnson, Rutherford Hayes, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson lodged here, as did a host of celebrities from the world of business, politics, the arts and military services.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 77.)
 
Location. 36° 9.813′ N, 86° 46.775′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Church Street 0.1 miles west of 4th Avenue North, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. On the corner of the building facing south. Next to First Masonic Hall (3A 186) marker. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Masonic Hall (here, next to this marker); Downtown Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth and Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Sarah Estell (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennessee Ornithological Society (about 500 feet away); Jackson's Law Office (about 600 feet away); William Walker (about 600 feet away); The Seeing Eye (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Maxwell House Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, October 23, 2009
2. Maxwell House Hotel Marker
Shown next to First Masonic Hall (3A 186) marker
 

 
Also see . . .  Rare footage of the Maxwell House Hotel Fire in 1961. Some of the only moving images that exist of the famous Maxwell House Hotel fire of 1961 on the Memories to DVD blog. (Submitted on January 18, 2010, by Memories to DVD of Nashville, Tennessee.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,968 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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