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#1 merchandiseconcepts

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:00 AM

Bottle I came home with today. Not mine... not for sale... but sharing for historical purposes

Southern Turf Saloon from 1895. Was across the street from the Maxwell House Hotel in the "Men's District".

Placed over a full basement, the floor of which was level with a back alley, the first floor was at street level on Fourth Avenue. There a handsomely decorated restaurant and saloon, finished in mahogany and brass, served the eating and drinking needs of patrons. An enticing variety of gambling opportunities were offered on the second floor. For those who wanted to forget their losses or celebrate their winnings, the third floor was a bordello staffed by professional women who entertained clients privately in one of the many rooms set up for that purpose.

The Men's District was strictly for men. The main entrance to the Maxwell House Hotel, one of the most prominent hostelries in the Southeast, opened onto Fourth Avenue across the street from the Southern Turf, but women guests could enter the hotel only by a side door on Church Street. Respectable women were not wanted in the District, and they didn't want to be seen there. The environment of the Southern Turf and its neighbors was a crude mixture of male gambling, drinking, and sexual indulgence.

Life in the Southern Turf Building changed totally with the enactment of prohibition laws. There were several successor tenants, but the one of longest tenure was the printing office of the daily Nashville Tennessean whose presses delivered each edition to a dock on the alley at the rear of the building, a phenomenon that gave rise to today's name, Printer's Alley.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:01 AM

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:16 AM

Fantastic; Thanks for sharing Tiffany

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 06:30 AM

Nice bottle and nice write up.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:25 AM

Interesting read - thanks Tiff

shame it's not still there - would have loved to check the place out .... for historical research purposes of course :D/>

so it seems that this was another of Lem's business ideas to supply them with Old No7 in their own personalized bottles to encourage them to buy Jacks whiskey like he did with the Maxwell House Hotel .... I wonder if there were many others like this ? interesting stuff indeed :)/>

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:19 AM

Interesting read - thanks Tiff


The Menīs district - women, gambling and Whiskey..........thatīs the way i like it...... ;D/> ;D/> ;D/>

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:35 AM

WOW Tiffany! Some more great Jack Daniel history. We all learn something new nearly every day. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:43 PM

very cool info and bottle. I'm sure thats a rare one to find

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:13 PM

nice bottle tiff cant wait to see it in person monday ;)/>

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:03 PM

It should still be here Monday Dave. Will have to take it back to the owner when I meet back up to get more ebay items.

I had never seen one before. Dad had told me about one.

It is nice and sun shining here.... so gonna take some good pics outside of it today to put in me records.

I hunted all over google and couldn't find anything like it. But did pull some good info on the Southern Turf.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:09 PM

Great bottle, thanks for sharing

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:44 PM

:o/> nice part of history :o/> great bottle!

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:19 AM

:o/> :o/> :o/> great bottle , thanks for info tiffany

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:53 AM

Wow Tiff. That is an awesome bottle. I love it. Thanks for sharing the pictures of it.

Jimmy

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:13 AM

Thanks Tiff,
for pictures and history... :o/>

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 02:41 PM

:o/> :o/> :o/> great bottle , thanks for info tiffany


:o/> :o/> :o/> Same here :K)/>

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:43 PM

How rare is this bottle? Anymore info about this bottle since this thread?


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:26 PM

How rare is this bottle? Anymore info about this bottle since this thread?


VERY rare I would think, I've never seen or heard of another but I must admit I never search eBay for southern turf so maybe a few go under the Jack radar
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:36 PM

Got this today. It does not have the circle 7 on the back. Does'nt help my bottle any, but helps to show the other was a Jack bottle. Since Jack was served at this establishment. Jack or not still had to have it.

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:26 PM

Great find Paul :o


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