Here are a few newspaper articles showing how John Trotwood Moore's property, named Mistletoe Lodge and Arden Place, became a park and school in 1968. There is also information on the shumard oak, which stood on the school property from approximately 1800-2020.
The Shumard Oak was located near the south east corner of the J.T. Moore campus. The Nashville Tree Foundation estimates that it was well over 200 years old. It was a winner in the 1992 Big Old Tree Contest. At that time its measurements were: 205“ circumference, 80’ high, 81’ crown spread.