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Historic Nashville releases list of Nashville Nine

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Historic Nashville released its list of the 2013 Nashville Nine on Monday.

The properties on the list are nominated by the public and are considered to be threatened by demolition, neglect or development.

"The Nashville Nine represents the cares and concerns of our community," said Melissa Wyllie, Historic Nashville president, in a news release. "These are the places that Nashvillians believe are the most threatened, the most likely to be lost due to demolition or neglect. The Nashville Nine is our response to the community‟s concern, and it is the driving force behind our advocacy and annual education programs."

Here are the properties that made this year's list:

  1. Cordell Hull State Office Building (downtown)
    The Cordell Hull Building was home to the state government offices after World War II.
  2. Ben West Library (downtown)
    Nashville architect Bruce Crabtree designed the library, which has sat vacant for almost a decade.
  3. Geist House & Blacksmith Shop (Germantown)
    This is the third time in five years that the shop has been listed. The shop consists of three buildings and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
  4. Kellytown Archaeological Site (Forest Hills)
    According to a news release, the property near the Davidson-Williamson border is "one of the more significant archaeological sites in Middle Tennessee."
  5. Naval Building at Shelby Park (East Nashville)
    The building was designed by Edwin Keeble in the late 1940s.
  6. Methodist Publishing House office (downtown)
    The building was constructed in 1957 to house offices for the publishing house.
  7. Gossett Building (downtown almost Midtown)
    The building was constructed around 1949 by Maurice Thomas "M.T." Gossett.
  8. Roxy Theater (North Inglewood)
    The theater was open from 1937 to 1959 and has since been used for different purposes, including church services and a daycare.
  9. C.E. McGruder Center at historic John Early School (North Nashville)
    The John Early School was built in 1935 and designed by architect Granberry Jackson.

For more information, visit www.historicnashvilleinc.org.

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