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Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

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58 minutes ago, volsfanwill said:

That is awesome!  Ive been hoping to see some pictures of that since you mentioned it a couple years ago.

I have a few more, but I didn't think that they needed to crowd up the post any more than the big ones already shown. -=:unsure:=-

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12 minutes ago, rookzie said:

I have a few more, but I didn't think that they needed to crowd up the post any more than the big ones already shown. -=:unsure:=-

Let's see 'em all, dude ! :D

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By the way May Hosiery did not go out of business.  The business and buildings were sold to a larger mill with several facility  locations.  Eventually the nashville location was closed and the property was sold.

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The interesting thing about the May Hosiery business is they were bought by their largest competitor, so they could put them out of business.

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The cool old Gallatin Road Fire Hall Engine No. 18 facility along Gallatin Rd. in East Nashville has been saved and redeveloped.  Originally built in the early 1930s, the structure had fallen into gross disrepair over the last decade or more after the city moved the fire department for that area elsewhere.  The developer plans on renaming the 80+ year-old building The Station, and it will eventually be home to community meeting space, office, and retail.  It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2016/07/08/east-nashville-fire-hall-added-national-register/86768530/

 

Firehouse 18 East Nashville 1, July 2017.jpg

Firehouse 18 East Nashville 2, July 2017.JPG

Firehouse 18 East Nashville 3, July 2017.jpg

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I went there one sunday afternoon, had a good time, most everyone there was early to late 30s,  but then my room mates convinced me to go on a friday night, and we were too old by a decade. 

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Hell, then.... They would have banned me from in there, if you yourself were too old by a decade.  They'd have thought I was off my medication or something, and would've called to report a "missing" person unclaimed. (Hehehe.....!).

Still looks a lot better than it did when it was Chris Moore plumbing fixtures.  Grateful to have it re-purposed for something. -==-

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^^I didn't realize they had turned the Bridge Building into such a cool space.  It's amazing how many wonderful event spaces there are now in this city.

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1 hour ago, markhollin said:

Bridge_Building_6,_2016.JPG

I had no idea that was actually a barge! But I see it now... How cool!

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While I'm glad it has been renovated and expanded, I wish they had put an old-style marquee across the front.  It still looks to me too much like an office building. Just MHO. 

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^ ^ ^ Seeing that it never had an old-style marquee for 90+ years, I guess they figured it would look out of place to add one now.

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You mentioned the redo was privately funded... a new marquee surely would have busted the budget too. Still think someday in the future, a marquee along the new portion would really help identify the place. Especially to allow passersby on Hillsboro to glance up Belcourt and see what's showing now. 

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