I've been told that this stretch of Second Avenue North from the courthouse to Broadway is the longest contiguous section of pre-Civil War architecture in the South. (After all, Sherman burned cities to the ground during his long march.) I have been unable to verify this factoid, however.
I had to run an errand in East Nashville and took a couple of snaps along the way:
Locals refer to the BellSouth Tower as the "Bat-Building." Ha. Ha.