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, March 3, 2013

Creating Places: Mural job

Video post-production business Storyville Post has commemorated its seventh anniversary of doing business at Cannery Row with a mural. Housed in the building from which Plumgood Foods once operated, Storyville instantly — and effectively — defined itself courtesy of the large and colorful art work, located on the east wall of the building. This photo, courtesy of Ron Brewer (the moderator for's Nashville chapter and a man who rarely overlooks changes, no matter how subtle, to the city's built fabric) nicely reveals the creation. Drive or walk Eighth Avenue (one block south of the MCC Roundabout) and take a look.


  1. William when do you think we will see a rendering of the Intercontinental Hotel at West End Summit?

  2. Josh O.,

    I've been requesting for a while now. Palmer & Co. knows the public and media are hungry to see. I would hope by early April.