This quirky row of vintage commercial buildings in Hillsboro Village faces demolition, as owner-developer H.G. Hill Realty wants to replace it with a mixed-use (good), two-story (good) structure with concealed parking (good).
Now the bad: Nashville has precious few remaining architectural pieces of this type. The buildings, which front the west side of 21st Avenue between Acklen Avenue and an alley, are of different materials, colors and forms yet seamlessly work as one — even featuring an unusual (by Nashville standards) and understated private entrance accessing a second-floor office space. In short, the buildings are distinctive — a characteristic the replacement, no matter its quality, likely will not offer.