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, July 17, 2012

Creating Places: Sign of the (South Nashville) times

A friend recently took this photo of a new street sign in the South Nashville neighborhood Wedgewood-Houston (and that some calls Rains). Word is (and this could be inaccurate info) the neighborhood group South Nashville Action People worked with Metro to get the classy signage installed. If so, congrats to SNAP. I'll be driving through the neighborhood this weekend to check the number of intersections with the signage.


  1. Where exactly is Rains?

  2. judging by the two streets in the above photo, i'd say the area close to united pressing and gabby's.

    eric b