Good news from Meharry! The storied medical college adjacent to Fisk University in North Nashville is in the midst of a $25 million building boom, including a $1 million, phased renovation of the historic Hulda Margaret Lyttle Hall, a former dorm for Meharry's now-defunct nursing school that stood vacant and deteriorating for the past 10 years. Established in 1876, Meharry was the first medical school in the South for African Americans. Funding for renovation of the 82-year old Lyttle Hall was provided by the National Parks Service, a stimulus-enhanced grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and private donors. For more info, visit
Historic Nashville, Inc. is a nonprofit that promotes the preservation of endangered properties in Nashville. Last year they identified Salemtown's Fehr School as one of the Nashville Nine most endangered historical structures.