PLAT BOOK OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, 1925, S.M. Murray Engineering Company. Contains 115 black and white plates of survey maps of Nashville TN showing roads, subdivisions, and various landmarks. Includes index. Cloth covered boards with leather title plaque; each plat map backed with linen. Also includes several loose items stuck into the pages such as a blueprint of "Alvin Foster's Sleepy Hollow Farm" in neighboring Williamson County, a survey map of the H.C. Ezell land on Mill Creek, a printed map of Corinne Place on J.K. Rain's land dated 1906, and 2 mass produced National Geographic maps. Plat book – 2" H x 23" W x 19" D. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Wear and staining to cloth covers. Some pages with light dampstaining to outer corners, some with extraneous pencil marks, all with some light toning.
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