Lafayette Street near 4rh Ave. looking west. Notice the large two-story brick homes located beyond the signs. These were some of the grand victorian structures in the 800 block of 5th Ave.  So.   c.1948-52  (source:Metro Nashville Archives)

Below is a c.1952-54 view of the same intersection looking North toward downtown. Notice that the L&C building is under constructrion in the far background which has only the steel completed.

(Source: Nashvile Metropolitan Archives)