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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...

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...

2017 Historic Nashville Annual Meeting

By: Aja Bain, Historic Nashville Blogger 2017 Annual Meeting, Ocean Way Nashville Studios. Photo: Ed Rode On January 19, members of Historic Nashville, Inc. and the local preservation community gathered at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios for the annual membership meeting. Pat McMakin, Director of...

Full steam ahead: bringing No. 576 back to life

By Aja Bain, Historic Nashville Blogger For more than sixty years, a silent monument to American industry and engineering has been tucked away in Centennial Park’s northwest corner. No. 576, one of only ten 4-8-4 type steam locomotives built in 1942 for the Nashville, Chattanooga...

Cemetery Plots For Sale at Mount Olivet Cemetery

Established in 1856, Mount Olivet Cemetery has been the final resting place for many of Nashville’s most prominent families and political leaders, including Adelicia Acklen of Belmont, the Harding family of Belle Meade Plantation, and Senator John Bell. The beautiful and unique monuments, sculptures, and...

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