Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Signs 2

For Tuesday Treasures I posted photos from a 1992 road trip to Tennessee. It had me comparing photos from more recent trips to Nashville.

These photos are from 2013.


Cotton Eyed Joe for souvenirs.

Acme Farm Supply, a fixture in Nashville for over ninety years, called this three-story building home for over fifty years. Acme Stock & Poultry Company originally operated on First Avenue North near the Public Square, beginning in 1907. Generations of Nashvillians knew that Acme was the place to go for poultry, feed, and seed; the company diversified in the latter years of the 20th century to include pet supplies and gardening supplies and Nashville promotional items for tourists. The three-story commercial Victorian building was originally a flour warehouse, but also served as the Bearden Buggy Company, Tennessee Wholesale Drugs, and Chadwell Transfer & Storage before Acme moved to this location in the 1940s. Competition from suburban big-box retailers and encroaching urban development forced Acme Farm Supply to close in 1999.

The architecturally significant Merchants Restaurant building dates back to 1892.

Specializing in country and bluegrass vintage vinyl records, the Lawrence Record Shop has been in operation since 1954 by the Lawrence family of Hendersonville, including Jack Lawrence (1926-1994) and Ida Lawrence (1922-2015). Their son Paul Lawrence was longtime manager of the shop. Closed in 2016. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and protected by a conservation overlay.

Now closed. Paradise Park Trailer Resort.



  1. Great collection of signs in Tennessee!

  2. I agree good collection I enjoyed the assortment of them

    Have a signtastic 2023 👍

  3. Tennessee is calling my name, we haven't been down in over 5 years now, way too long!!

  4. Look like a cowboy/girl town.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  5. ...I understand that Nashville has a bunch of signs.

  6. Love all of those signs. Very nice.

  7. These are really cool photos but the shot of the sunset over the city at the top of your page is a show-stopper!
    Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/01/before-abandoning-holiday-theme.html


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