Robert Wood & Company, Philadelphia

Cast iron

Ca. 1865-1870

Soon after the end of the Civil War, these two gazebos located in near the front steps of Belmont Mansion, we added to the Belmont landscape. The Battle of Nashville was fought in the surrounding area and as a result, the grounds suffered significant damage. The post-war years included a major re-landscaping campaign at Belmont and the addition of these gazebos. Early photographs of the structures reveal the appearance of a wood shake roof.  This is in keeping with the naturalist or rustic designs used following the Civil War. This gazebo is no. 703 in the 1858 Wood & Perot catalogue and does not appear in the 1870 Robert Wood catalogue. 

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GPS ADDRESS

Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212

MAILING ADDRESS

1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212

615-460-5459

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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk