NASHVILLE, TN, August 2022 – Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) is accepting nominations for historic properties for the 2022 Nashville Nine, Historic Nashville’s annual list of the most endangered historic properties, including landmarks, bridges, signs, and neighborhoods in Nashville and Davidson County. The Nashville Nine list has been one of the organization’s most effective tools for saving the places that are unique to Nashville. HNI is giving the citizens of Davidson County and surrounding areas an opportunity to nominate the most endangered places in Nashville.
2022 will be the fourteenth year that HNI has solicited input from the public for the Nashville Nine program. The list includes nine historic properties nominated by the public that are threatened by demolition, neglect, or development. Over the years, Historic Nashville has successfully advocated for the preservation of landmarks that are “unmistakably Nashville” such as the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, and the Hermitage Hotel. The work HNI does is vital to preserving the history and vitality of Nashville and is an essential part of the community.
We continue to see the successful results of these efforts. The Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church on Monroe Street (seen below), named to the 2020 Nashville Nine after the tornado destroyed its steeple and caused extensive additional damage to the building, has been restored, allowing the congregation to worship there again. Jefferson Street’s Elks Lodge #1102, a 2021 inclusion, is currently undergoing renovations that will honor its history as Club Baron, an integral part of Jefferson Street’s entertainment scene during the 1950s and ‘60s.
For more information and to nominate a historic property, submit a form via the HNI website. The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2022.
The 2022 Nashville Nine will be announced later this fall.
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 an Annual Report, maintains a website, hosts educational programs such as Behind-the-Scenes tours, and promotes the annual Nashville Nine list of the city’s most endangered historic places. For more information, visit historicnashvilleinc.org or connect with us on Facebook.