DEDICATED TO PRESERVING THE PLACES THAT MAKE NASHVILLE UNIQUE, HISTORIC NASHVILLE TO ANNOUNCE THIS YEAR’S MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC BUILDING AT THE BELCOURT THEATER IN HILLSBORO VILLAGE
Nashville, Tenn. – September 19, 2012 – Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI), will announce the properties on its 2012 Nashville Nine, a list of the city’s most endangered historic places, at a press conference Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Belcourt Theater. Mike Wolfe, from the History Channel’s American Pickers Program and an experienced and committed preservationist, will also speak at the event.
What: Mike Wolfe talks about his experience and lessons learned in historic preservation. Historic Nashville announces the nine historic properties in the city most threatened by demolition, decay and neglect. These properties will be the focus of the organization’s education and advocacy work during the next year.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m.
Where: The Belcourt Theater, the 1925 Hall, 2102 Belcourt Avenue Nashville, 37212
Note: Media interested in attending the event should RSVP with Melissa Wyllie at Melissa@foundfeather.com. Information on Historic Nashville, including properties included in previous Nashville Nine lists is at www.historicnashvilleinc.org.
About Historic Nashville, Inc.
Established in 1968 and renamed in 1975, Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 membership organization with the mission to promote and preserve the historic places that make Nashville unique. Over the years, HNI has successfully advocated for the preservation of such historic places the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, Hermitage Hotel, 2nd Avenue & Lower Broadway, and Shelby Street Bridge, as well as neighborhood historic districts throughout the city. In 1982, HNI established the state’s first Preservation Easement program and currently owns easements on 16 historic landmarks with a market value of over $30 million. HNI hosts an annual membership meeting, publishes a newsletter, maintains a website, hosts educational programs such as tours and the annual Nashville Nine list of endangered properties. For additional information, please visit www.historicnashvilleinc.org and our Facebook page.