Saturday, July 5, 2014

Nashville's District

Nashville was founded on Christmas day in 1779 on a bluff overlooking the Cumberland River. Its riverfront birthplace remained the heart of the settlement and grew into what is now Downtown Nashville.
Most of the nearby nineteenth century buildings are included in three National Register Historic Districts--Second Avenue, Broadway (see our July 1 entry), and Printer's Alley (see tomorrow's entry)--which are collectively referred to as the District, now the entertainment hub of the central city.
The DISTRICT, Inc., was formed in the 1980s as a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering economic revitalization and preservation of these historically and architecturally significant sections of downtown.
Lower Broadway's proximity to the Cumberland shaped its nineteenth century development as a mercantile district, with its outstanding Victorian buildings housing varied retail businesses.
I thought about buying a pair of boots, but what would I do with the two free pair?
All the photos above were taken along Lower Broadway.

When we came to 2nd Avenue, we headed north.
In 1972, Second Avenue became the first district in Nashville to receive National Register status.
Known as Market Street until 1903, the street was the commercial heart of the city in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Dry goods, hardware, and groceries shipped down the river and unloaded at the wharf where Riverfront Park is now were received in the entrances along Front Street (now First Avenue) then sold out the front doors on Market Street.
Most of the block-deep warehouses and their Victorian commercial facades date from 1870 to 1890.
The walk along the tree-lined street included several stops to study the details of the buildings--the colors, the lights, and architectural touches.


Beginning in the 1970s, interest in renovation and restoration led to the transformation of these warehouses into restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.
On this walk, we had to be content with our visual study of the buildings and with pointing out details to each other. We were not able to find a brochure about or a guide to the beautiful architecture of this long block.
But the trees along the walk made this a day for walking
and we certainly appreciated the history revealed in the exteriors of the buildings.
Before making the turn and heading to Printers Alley, I needed a drink.

3 comments:

adham said...



اهم شركات كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذكل شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة وتنظيف بجدة ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر وكشف تسربات المياه بالجبيل والقطيف والخبر والدمام
شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

adham said...


اهم شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
شركة نقل عفش بالطائف
شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
شركة نقل عفش بجدة
شركة نقل عفش بمكة
شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
شركة نقل عفش بينبع
شركة نقل عفش بالخرج
شركة نقل عفش بالقصيم

adham said...


شركة نقل عفش بخميس مشيط
شركة نقل عفش بتبوك
شركة نقل عفش بابها
شركة نقل عفش ببريدة
شركة نقل عفش بنجران
شركة نقل عفش بحائل
شركة نقل عفش بالظهران
شركة نقل عفش واثاث
شركة نقل عفش