Fort Nashborough Blockhouses Construction Begins

Posted at 5:47 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 19:00:42-04

Phase one of the new Interpretive Center has begun in order to create Fort Nashborough log blockhouses that are hoped to give a better look at our own city's history.

The new Interpretive Center is located just off the Cumberland River downtown.

By the end of construction, the 24-hour center will have classrooms where guests can learn about Nashville's history along with a new riverfront tourist spot.

Crews used building materials that were commonly used during the late 18th century to give it a more authentic feel.

"They would have constructed their cabins and their blockhouses either out of white oak or hickory or hard wood from the area. They also would've used some red cedar so you get a combination of that at the site with White Oak and then one of our cabins up here will be a red cedar cabin, a pole cabin," said David Currey.

The first phase is expected to be completed late next spring.