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buildings and a diversity of historic properties. The Fehr School building, Ratterman Row on 5th Avenue North, the Carnegie Library on Monroe Street, the Nuehoff and Werthan industrial sites, and numerous single-family homes scattered throughout the neighborhoods represent just some of the many historical structures spanning from the mid-nine- teenth to the early twentieth centuries.

The diverse range of experiences available today in the study area strongly suggests the enormous potential for the neighborhoods to be a dynamic and exciting urban community. Almost every type of land-use in Davidson County exists in this small area.

Time spent visiting the community is invaluable and allows one to experience and record a variety of physical spaces. All of the neighborhoods, for example, share in the prominence of the downtown skyline and the State Capitol. There are numerous corner stores, restaurants, and markets, places that encourage neighborly interaction. And, although there are two relatively large parks, there is a notable absence of smaller parks and playgrounds.

Jefferson Street and the Jefferson Street Bridge handle a great deal of automobile traffic but do not invite pedestrian use or welcome people to the community. The streets and homes in the neighbor- hoods, however, were built with both pedestrians and drivers in mind. The front porches and small front yards, the orientation of the homes toward the street,

Nashville Civic Design Center Report: The neighborhoods north of downtown Nashville page 7

The Historic Districts of Germantown and Salemtown.


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Historical Designation/ Significance

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