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Old Posted Apr 23, 2019, 3:14 AM
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Nashville - Downtown - Part 1

Nashville is the 24th largest city in the United States by population (668,000) and is the largest city of the Nashville—Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbia Combined Statistical Area (2,028,000) in Tennessee. It is the state's capital.

Downtown is a lively grid of development, contained on its Western side by railroad tracks and on its Eastern side by the Cumberland River. It features several historic streets of small commercial buildings, areas of grand civic buildings, and plenty of large-scale modern architecture peppered throughout with more growth in development. This thread will mostly concentrate on the more historic features.

Tennessee State Capitol:
Finished in 1859, it sits on a hill at the Northern edge of downtown.













War Memorial Auditorium:















State Library and Archives:



Tennessee Supreme Court:



Tennessee State Office Building:



Davidson County Public Building and Court House, and Public Square Park:





















Frist Art Museum:
This early-30's building was originally the main post office, but today only a small branch on the lower level is used while the remainder is for the museum's use since 2001.



























Grand Lodge of Tennessee:





Schermerhorn Symphony Center:















Various historic structures:







































Customs House:







Union Station Hotel:
There is no passenger rail service here any longer, so the station has been converted to a hotel.





















A few more stone edifices:





Deaderick Street:



Capitol Boulevard with the Nashville Public Library at its terminus:



Union Street:



5th Ave. N.:





The District:
This is the epicenter of the city's nightlife of bars and clubs; it is concentrated in 4 blocks of Broadway starting from the river, and spills into intersecting streets.























1st Ave. N.:





City view from Legislative Plaza:



City view on 7th Ave. N.:



City view from Public Square Park:



More various city views:











All photos taken by geomorph in 2018.

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Great set! Thanks for sharing! I appreciate the focus on some of the more historic aspects of the city. I think it surprises many to find that Nashville still harbors a decent collection of historic architecture, given the fact that it is known more, at least in these circles, for it's sprawl and unfortunate urban renewal projects of decades past.
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Nashville has way more beautiful old buildings than any other Sunbelt city. It looks great!!

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I had no idea that the interior of the Frist was such an art deco wonderland. I'll have to check it out next time I'm in Nashville.
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Very nice set! I have some friends moving out to Nashville from Palm Springs next month, this makes me stoked to go see them in their new home
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Great pics! Nashville reminds me of what Harrisburg, PA could have been and they feel very similar in spots and it has always been my idea of a capital city with ambition vs one that is hesitant to change. It's been many years since I have been to Nashville and I do want to go back to see how much it has changed.

And it's pretty wild down there right now with the NFL draft going on!
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Great set! Thanks for sharing! I appreciate the focus on some of the more historic aspects of the city. I think it surprises many to find that Nashville still harbors a decent collection of historic architecture, given the fact that it is known more, at least in these circles, for it's sprawl and unfortunate urban renewal projects of decades past.
I was surprised by how many grand historic buildings there are in addition to the District's smaller-scale commercial historic cluster.
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Nashville reminds me of what Harrisburg, PA could have been and they feel very similar in spots and it has always been my idea of a capital city with ambition vs one that is hesitant to change.
I have not been to Harrisburg but that is an interesting comparison, I'm looking at a map of it now and it appears to be a much smaller area of dense development restricted by the rail corridor and smaller scale residential.
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The Athens of the south is well represented in these photos! In my recent visit to Nashville, I found it to be quite a bit more historic than I realized.
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The Athens of the south is well represented in these photos! In my recent visit to Nashville, I found it to be quite a bit more historic than I realized.
When you've been around since 1779, there's a lot of time for history to take place!
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Will there be a Part 2?
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Will there be a Part 2?
Yes indeed, I am still editing the more contemporary architecture photos and will post the second thread in several weeks or so after returning from some traveling!
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