South Nashville

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Over the past 150 years, the boundaries and demographics of South Nashville have changed dramatically. Starting out as an industrial and blue-collar area comprised of factories, mills, and rail yards, the area quickly grew, drawing thousands looking for employment or more affordable housing. South Nashville has traditionally been the most diverse part of the city, racially and culturally. During the past 30 years, stark changes have transformed the appearance of the southern portion of Nashville and Davidson County. Urban renewal programs and the construction of interstate highways resulted in the removal of thousands of buildings deemed as substandard, further obliterating traditional neighborhoods. Today, the district faces new challenges as many established neighborhoods now cope with gentrification.
ISBN: 9781467128070
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 206
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and historian Ralcon Wagner has been a resident of South Nashville for over 40 years, witnessing several dramatic changes in the community during that time. For inclusion in this volume, he has selected rare archival images, many which have never been published before. Wagner is involved with preservation efforts in the Nashville area. He is the author of Nashville's Streetcars and Interurban Railways.
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