Southern Splendor Book

By Marc R. Matrana, Robin S. Lattimore, and Michael W. Kitchens

Southern Splendor: Saving Architectural Treasures of the Old South


You will feel as if you have visited each of the houses featured in Southern Splendor by simply paging through its well-illustrated chapters. Some of the homes in this book may be familiar (Belmont Mansion), while others will be new discoveries. The authors explore the preservation and restoration of a variety of architectural treasures throughout the South. You will be inspired to see each one in person after time spent with this informative book.

Published by University Press of Mississippi

Jackson, MS

First printing 2018, Copyright 2018

ISBN: 9781496811004

Hardcover, 391 pages, color

Dimensions: 10"h x 8.25"w x 1.5"d


Members $40.45

(includes shipping and handling)

Shipped via USPS Media Mail Service within continental U.S. only.

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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