Belmont Edition


This edition of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly is dedicated to Adelicia Acklen and her home Belmont Mansion. It includes four chapters:


  • Adelicia Acklen: Beyond the "Belmont" Legend and Lore by Brenda Jackson-Abernathy
  • Belmont Mansion: An Icon of the American Country House Movement by Jerry Trescott
  • "Making a Display": Adelicia Acklen's Tennessee Family Portraits by Rachel Stephens
  • Grounds of "Improvement": The Belmont Mansion Garden by Judy Bullington


Tennessee Historical Quarterly: Belmont Edition

A publication of the Tennessee Historical Society in cooperation with the Tennessee Historical Commission

Nashville, TN

Volume LXXVI, Spring 2017, Number 1

Copyright 2017

ISBN: 9780578402680

Paperback, 128 pages, with color illustrations


Dimensions: 11"h x 8.5"w x 0.25"d


$21.95 (includes shipping and handling)


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    Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

    Nashville, TN 37212


    1900 Belmont Blvd

    Nashville, TN 37212


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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