Belle Meade

Also known as: Queen of Tennessee Plantations
Harding Rd. at Leake Ave., Nashville, Tennessee


Historic American Buildings Survey, Lester Jones, Photographer August 17, 1940 VIEW FROM NORTHWEST.

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey


Street View 


Wall construction: Brick. Size and form: Rectangular, with semi-detached kitchen wing. Number stories: Two and one-half. Front porch: Stone, quarried on place. Rear porch: Wood - with iron rosettes. Exterior openings, windows: Sliding double sash. Chimneys: Brick. Trim: Greek - dog-eared. Mantels: A few old ones plain Greek -mostly replaced. Stairways: Excellent, 3-story elliptical, decorated with niches. Plasterwork: Simple plaster cornices. Additions and alterations: Kitchen connection now closed in; porte-cochere added in rear. Outbuildings: 2-story brick privy, women upstairs, installations gone; huge brick smokehouse; large frame horse barns. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1969
Reference number
Areas of significance
Military; Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • February 18, 2020: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • May 17, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER