Creating Places: A Citizen Observer's Look at Nashville's Built Environment

Writer's Note: William Williams' interest in the manmade environment dates to 1970, at which point the then-young Williams started a collection of postcards of city skylines. The collection now numbers 1,000-plus cards. Among the writer's specific interests are exterior building design, city district planning, demographics, signage, mixed-use development, mass transit and green/sustainable construction and living. Williams began his Creating Places column with The City Paper in February 2005. The column in its original form was discontinued in September 2008 and reinvented via this blog in November 2008. Creating Places can be found on the home page of the website of The City Paper, at which Williams has worked in various capacities since October 2000.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Creating Places: Sign of the church times

I see Woodmont Baptist Church is getting an attractive new sign — located at the northeast corner of Woodmont Boulevard and Hillsboro Road. The materials and design play nicely off the church building itself. In contrast, the previous sign was ugly, its color scheme, shape and materials showing no context in relation to the grand church. Good to see church leaders finally came around and "saw the light."

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