Historic Nashville Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Cohn High School & Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour
June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
***THIS TOUR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 14, 2018***
Join us on June 2, 2018 at 10:00 am as we tour the Cohn Alumni Center and enjoy a walking tour around Sylvan Park.
This Behind-the-Scenes Members-Only tour will begin at Cohn School and include a walking tour through historical Sylvan Park. Our tour will start and end at Cohn at the Cohn Alumni Center.
The Cohn building first opened in 1928, and was named in memory of Corinne L. Cohn, who was responsible for the idea of junior high schools in Nashville. Cohn Junior High was the first school in the Nashville school system named for a female in Nashville. The building operated first as a junior high but eventually evolved into a high school in 1936. There have been many changes to the building over the years, but the building is still in use and serving the community.
Sylvan park, located west of downtown Nashville, has an intriguing history. Its name comes from Gen. James Robertson, who called it “Rich Land” and started a homestead there. The Sylvan park area was kicked off in 1887 with a grand opening of the area as a residential development. The area became a fully functioning neighborhood with businesses, schools, grocery stores, and churches located there. The deadliest train accident in American history also happened here in 1918.
Highlights of the walking tour will include two historic churches and several of the oldest homes in Sylvan Park.
Street parking is available.
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