Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Washington Hall

Marker ID: THC 3A 118
Location: 3700 Whitland Avenue, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Waymark: None


Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Lord Burlington's Chiswick House in London, John B. Daniels built this Italianate house c. 1914. Colonel Luke Lea, a United States Senator, organizer of the 114th Field Artillery in World War I, and founder of the Nashville Tennessean, lived here from 1936 until his death in 1945. He gave to the people of Nashville 868 acres of land for the creation of Percy Warner Park. One of the leading developers of Belle Meade, he also was instrumental in establishing the American Legion, and, for many years, was active in the public life of the state.