Rolling Mill Hill Is on the Way

Village Real Estate has started sending out its slick ads on Rolling Mill Hill, which sits advantageously on the southern bluffs overlooking the river and downtown. So, I took my camera out to the construction site today for pictures. The standing buildings (dubbed “The Art Deco,” “The Victorian,” and “The Powerhouse”) will be joined by 3 other buildings. The offerings will include lofts, flats, and townhomes. This looks to be one of the hotter places to live in our city, especially with the construction of the new ballpark just to the north and with the most panoramic view of the Cumberland River in Nashville.

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2 Comments so far

  1. Blake (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 2:37 pm

    These buildings are part of the former Nashville Hospital site. The building with the copper roof (green roof) was built in the late 1800’s and is the oldest building on the site now. It used to be larger and included a nice tower similar to Union Station’s tower. For reasons beyond me, it was removed. Later on, the front building (art deco) was built. Sometime even later (50s-60s), and emergency room was added along with several other buildings. The newer buildings and attachments were torn down recently, and I am happy that they are saving the older buildings.

    Here’s a front view of the “art deco” building taken a few weeks ago…

    I’m not sure how they will use these buildings in with the site, but it will take a lot of cleanup. Asbestos…mercury (it was a hospital)…bird droppings…etc. Again…at least they are preserving them.


  2. Blake (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 8:38 am

    Here’s the link to that image…it didn’t show up in the comment:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78211779@N00/114790754



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