1812 BROADWAY, BUILT AROUND 1888
Photo: Stephanie Saujon
This two-story brick building is one of the few remaining grand residences located near Music Row. A native of West Tennessee, Sam Warren (1851-1922) owned a wholesale dry goods business that operated on the Public Square. In 1900, he lived in Nashville with his wife Luella (1860-1929), son, mother-in-law, two boarders and an African-American house servant. In the modern era, the well preserved Richardsonian Romanesque-style dwelling has housed offices, including the architectural firm of Taylor & Crabtree from the 1950s through the 1980s, Atlantic Records in the 1990s and currently houses attorney’s offices. The building was restored in 1974 and nominated for a Metro Historical Commission Preservation Award the following year. Due to the immense redevelopment pressures in Midtown and Music Row, members of the community have expressed concern that this house may be demolished for condos or a high-rise hotel.