Hiding In Plain Sight

The Castle. Photograph by Anna Jaap.

A new exhibit highlighting unique locations in Nashville’s history, “Hiding In Plain Sight,” has opened at the main Nashville Public Library featuring photographs by Nashville painter and photographer Anna Jaap and journalist Robert K. Oermann. The exhibit tells the stories of hidden historical locations around the Music City, including homes where Hank Williams and Patsy Cline once resided, Grand Ole Opry founder George D. Hay’s home, churches with Civil Rights Movement history, Nashville’s first auto factory, the spot where Lay’s Potato Chips were once made.

Also featured, the city’s water treatment plant, built in 1889 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a residence called The Castle that was built by Al Capone’s bookmaker and is now a famed recording studio.  “Celebrating great art and artists is part of Nashville Public Library’s mission to connect our community,” said Library Director Kent Oliver. “We are pleased to showcase these portraits that give viewers such insight into our city.”

The new exhibit will run until June 18. The main library is located at 615 Church Street.