The Staircase is Open!

It's been a very productive winter with great transformations occurring here at Belmont Mansion. Happily, all the good work of our in-house team of Curator Jerry Trescott and Peter Moe paired with the skills of faux painter Kathleen Lachance are producing the staircase we envisioned more than two years ago, the one Adelicia knew in the 1860s.

As is often the case with a restoration project, a discovery awaited us in the stair hall. Evidence points to a painted ceiling there, much like the ceiling in the Central Parlor. So scaffolding was removed to allow access on the stair but enough was left behind to allow Ms. Lachance to work her magic on the ceiling.

Visitors are now again accessing the second floor, ascending a stair painted with oak graining flanked by mahogany stained balusters while viewing the restored faux marbeling that presents courses of masonry on the plaster walls.

As always, restoration in action continues at Belmont Mansion!

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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