Saving Nashville’s Historic Buildings – It’s Now or Never!

In a city that is growing so rapidly that cranes dot our skylines, high rise buildings take the place where some of our history once stood. Nashville is fortunate to have a hard working organization taking up the cause for preservation. Established in 1968 and renamed in 1975, Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting and preserving the historic places that make our city unique. Over the years, HNI has successfully advocated for the preservation of such landmarks as the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, Hermitage Hotel, 2nd Avenue & Lower Broadway and Shelby Street Bridge, as well as neighborhood historic districts throughout the city. Without their efforts, some of most valuable buildings may have fallen prey to modern development.

CROFT HOUSE AT GRASSMERE FARM    NASHVILLE - Photo Courtesy of HNI.
CROFT HOUSE AT GRASSMERE FARM NASHVILLE – Photo Courtesy of HNI.

Historic Nashville Inc’s Nashville Nine

For the past eleven years, the organization has opened up nominations of the Nashville Nine for people to have their voices heard on the historic landmarks that matter most to them. Upon closing of nominations, HNI compiles the Nashville Nine in order to bring public attention to our endangered places, often with the hopes of saving them.

Through July 15, Historic Nashville, Inc. is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Nashville Nine. If you’re aware of any historic properties endangered by demolition, neglect or development in the city please nominate them. Historic houses and/or neighborhoods, park buildings, civic landmarks, commercial buildings, neighborhood schools, churches and even neon signs are eligible.

Nominate Nashville’s Endangered Buildings Here

 

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ALBERT SAMUEL WARREN HOUSE MUSIC ROW 2014 NASHVILLE NINE – Photo courtesy of HNI.

Visit Nashville Historic, Inc Online for more on their efforts and some of Nashville’s history. Their website is here. 

Want to follow their efforts all year? Like their Facebook page here and tell them Antique Archaeology sent you!

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  1. Dan Allen

    Please consider sharing my campaign to raise funds for historic cemetery conservation. One of the unfunded cemeteries I am adopting is the Hamilton Church Cemetery which is in the Nashville Nine among other endangered cemeteries including Old City Cemetery in Murfreesboro listed on Tennessee Preservation Trust’s 10 most endangered historic sites list in 2008. Tim Walker and Fred Zahn of the Metro Historic Commission, as well as the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU are very familiar with me and can vouch for my work. References furnished upon request and thank you for your kind considerations …http://www.gofundme.com/yd59s3kd5

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