Experiencing Great Architecture and Creative Built Environments

Nashville’s Germantown Neighborhood

Just north of the State Capitol Building and the Bicentennial  State Park

Nashville, TN

Aerial View and Directions

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I happened upon this neighborhood when going out to dinner with friends at the Mad Platter Restaurant. It is a great mixture of  buildings from as early as the 1830’s to the present. There are workers cottages with the  “Shotgun” floor plans typical of this building type. The restaurant we had dinner in is an approx. 1890’s commercial storefront building. Across 6th street is a fish market, and across Monroe is a line of wood framed worker’s cottages from about 1870’s. This is not only a historic district with meticulously maintained small houses, there is also a building boom going on.  There are new brick townhouses and loft condo developments, bringing some new energy to the neighborhood – and continuing  its lineage with buildings from many different decades. It reminds me of  Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.

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