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Nashville in the 1950's

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Here are some historic photographs from 1950.

Downtown:

downtownaerial.jpg

Nashville Children's Museum:

nashvillechildrensmuseum.jpg

Downtown Courthouse (still standing); they are redeveloping the town square back again - it was razed since this pic.

courthouse.jpg

Nashville Airport:

nashvilleairport.jpg

Tennessee State Capitol:

capitolbuilding.jpg

War Memorial Building; the building in the background is razed

warmemorialbuilding.jpg

Vine Street Temple

vinesttemple.jpg

Green Hills around 1960

greenhills1960.jpg

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Nashville is one of *the* most devastated cities in regards to urban renewal. So little of the old city remains today.

Here is the War Memorial today:

nashville10.jpg

Looking down Deaderick St:

deaderick_32_550_dropwm.jpg

Replacing old 10-15 story buildings with this kind of architecture was ideal in the 60's and 70's:

nash_ohd_11_550_dropwm.jpg

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