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An Interview with Jenn Harrman, HNI President (Part 1)

Jennifer Harrman may be a relatively new Nashville resident, but her strong family ties to Middle Tennessee and her passion for historic preservation serve her well as President of Historic Nashville, Inc., a role she assumed in 2016 after joining the board the year before...

2017 Metro Historical Commission Preservation Awards

On May 10, the Metro Historical Commission honored local projects and individuals that have contributed to the preservation and restoration of historic buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods. The 42nd Annual Preservation Awards recognized winners in the categories of Residential, Infill, Industrial and Engineering, Monuments and Memorials,...

In Defense of Fort Negley – A Nashville Nine Update

Due to the increasing threat to Fort Negley Park following the relocation of the Nashville Sounds to a new stadium, the park was included in Historic Nashville’s 2016 Nashville Nine. The property is an important part of Nashville’s history and serves as much needed green...

Behind the Scenes: Temple Cemetery

Written and photographed by Aja Bain, Historic Nashville blogger. On May 7, HNI members joined Jean Roseman, author of Shalom Nashville: A Jewish History and From Y to J: The Hundred Year History of Nashville’s Jewish Community Center, on a tour of the historic Temple...

Preservation Profile: West Nashville United Methodist Church

Written by Aja Bain, Historic Nashville blogger. Photos: Dan Cook The first church founded in Sylvan Park is currently undergoing rehabilitation in preparation for a second life as an events venue. West Nashville United Methodist Church, located across from Richland Park on Charlotte Avenue, was founded...

The Tomb on the Hill: The Debate Over the Polks’ Final Resting Place

By Aja Bain, Historic Nashville blogger. Photos: Aja Bain A proposal to relocate the graves of President James K. Polk (1795-1849) and First Lady Sarah Childress Polk (1803-1891), along with the architecturally significant Polk Tomb, from Nashville to Columbia is currently making its way through...

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