Source: Metro Nashville Archives







Wharf Avenue at the Firehall - The old firehall had a wooden porch that covered the entrance. Farther away on the right is the old Wesley House building.  Few people know that the "Queen of Country Music", Kitty Wells was born in 1918 in a home on this corner of Wharf Ave. and Fain Street. Her husband, Johnny Wright, lived next door and was the famous Johnny of the Grand Old Opry County Music duo "Johnny and Jack" of the 1940's - 1950's. The approximate year of the photo is 1958.