HISTORIC NASHVILLE ANNOUNCES 2011 NASHVILLE NINE
Announcement made at the historic Fehr School, one of the endangered properties on the list
Nashville, Tenn. - September 7, 2011 - Historic Nashville, Inc, will announce the properties on its 2011 Nashville Nine, a list of the city's most endangered historic places, at a press conference this Friday at the Fehr School.
The 87 year-old building stood at the center of Nashville's desegregation movement. Fifty-four years ago this month Fehr was the first desegregated school in Nashville. Until recently, the building was the headquarters of the Metro Action Commission. It is threatened with potential redevelopment and alterations.
When: Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m.
Where: The Fehr School, 1624 5th Avenue North
Media interested in attending the event should RSVP with Melissa Wyllie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on previous years' Nashville Nine is at www.historicnashvilleinc.com.
About Historic Nashville, Inc.
Established in 1968 and renamed in 1975, Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 membership organization with the mission to "Promote and preserve the historic places that make Nashville unique." Over the years, HNI has successfully advocated for the preservation of such historic places the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, Hermitage Hotel, 2nd Avenue & Lower Broadway, and Shelby Street Bridge, as well as neighborhood historic districts throughout the city. In 1982, HNI established the state's first Preservation Easement program and currently owns easements on 16 historic landmarks with a market value of over $30 million. HNI hosts an annual membership meeting, publishes a newsletter, maintains a website, hosts educational programs such as tours and the annual "Nashville Nine" list of endangered properties. For additional information, please visit www.historicnashvilleinc.org and our Facebook page.
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