This was Ryman House. It was built by Captain Tom Ryman who personally designed much of the structure. It was a wood frame home with a large veranda wrap around porch. The original site was a rock quarry. It was said that Captain Ryman built here since he liked the view of the river. His paddlewheel riverboats could always be seen docked at the Nashville wharf. Captain Ryman was very religious and was the man who had the Ryman Gospel Auditorium constructed. That structure near lower broad was later to house the Grand Old Opry. This site was directly across Lea Street from the Rutledge Home and faced Second Avenue. The site was a trailer park during the 1950's and 60's. Click on the  iron fence for a view of today.