Two Nashville neighborhoods are included on Historic Nashville, Inc.’s list of the city’s most endangered historic places.
Board members said this annual “Nashville Nine” list is based on nominations from the public. The non-profit organization has compiled the list every year since 2009. The goal is to bring attention to spots across the city, and encourage communities to take action to save some of the properties.
“It has made a huge difference,” said Grant Mullins, Vice President of Historic Nashville, Inc. “When you get something out that generates so much community support, it spreads like wildfire.”
This year’s list includes a diverse locations ranging from bowling alleys, to Fort Negley Park, the Morris Memorial Building and the Music Row and Cleveland Park neighborhoods.
It is the second year the Music Row neighborhood made the list. Concerns center around new development taking away from the unique feel of the area.
“The main issue is maintaining the integrity of Music Row,” said John Dotson, a member of the Music Row Neighborhood Association. “It’s a special place and the character could be washed away really quickly.”
The Cleveland Park neighborhood has seen gentrification eliminate older homes and longtime residents.
“We’re note concerned solely with the preservation of buildings, but the preservation of community identity,” said Mullins.
Historic Nashville, Inc. accepts nominations for the Nashville Nine year round at www.historicnashvilleinc.org
Click here, to see the full list.