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.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Creating Places: Exploring Wedgewood-Houston
Included below is a photo of Houston Station, a tastefully rehabbed structure that serves as one of the anchors of the district — and that somewhat reminds one of Marathon Village in its form (if not function). Of note, I can visualize the commerciall/industrial segment of Wedgewood-Houston emerging within the next 10 years as a somewhat popular destination place featuring some bars, eateries (Gabby's continues doing a fine business) and art galleries (Ovvio Arte, for example, already operates from Wedgewood-Houston). No doubt, this is an urban district on which to keep an eye.