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Vauxhall Garden Site

 
 
Vauxhall Garden Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Tanner, December 21, 2008
1. Vauxhall Garden Site Marker
Facing East.
Inscription.  Located immediately south, this fashionable place of entertainment was established by Messrs. Decker & Dyer in 1827 and operated for more than a decade. It covered several acres & included a ballroom, dining hall and miniature railroad. Pres. Jackson was honored here on several occasions. John Bell made his famous "Vauxhall Garden Speech" here May 23, 1835.
 
Erected 1975 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 51.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1804.
 
Location. 36° 9.389′ N, 86° 46.917′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Avenue South and Demonbreun Street, on the right when traveling north on 9th Avenue South. At the back of the Frist Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 884 Demonbreun St, Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Vauxhall Garden Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Tanner, December 21, 2008
2. Vauxhall Garden Site Marker
Facing East. Original location of the building should have been to the right.
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distance of this marker. Albert Gleaves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nashville Centennial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Church Cathedral / Old Christ Church (1831~1890) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The South Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nashville's First Public School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Customs House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Vauxhall Garden Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Tanner, December 21, 2008
3. Vauxhall Garden Site Marker
The original location should have been about where the modern red brick building is now located based on the indication on the plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2008, by Jeff Tanner of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,311 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on December 8, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2008, by Jeff Tanner of Nashville, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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