The neighborhood with the only unobstructed view of the Tennessee State Capitol, North Capitol is a popular choice for residents and visitors. It's found in Downtown Nashville between the Cumberland River and 8th Avenue. The neighborhood used to be known for industry and was once called the Black Business District, but quite a bit has changed over the years.
Until 1949, this area of Nashville was full of African American homes, rundown shanties and industrial businesses. However, when the first postwar urban renewal program was launched, it started to change. This program was called the Capitol Hill Redevelopment Project.
Many new arrivals came to the area with the redevelopment including:
- Nashville Farmers Market
- Nashville Municipal Auditorium
- Bicentennial Mall
Along with these additions, the area grew into a wonderful residential area featuring many urban-style homes. This area of the city is still growing today.
What Will You Find in the North Capitol Neighborhood?
The North Capitol section of Nashville is near many attractions including:
- Tennessee Performing Art Center
- War Memorial Plaza
- Tennessee State Museum
- Historic Germantown
- Jefferson Street
- Tennessee State University
Along with these attractions, plenty of shopping and dining is found near the neighborhood.
This area of Nashville features more than just single-family homes. Riverfront and Harrison Square provide condominiums to the area. As the area grows, more condominiums may pop up.
The Tennessee State Capitol
Residents in North Capitol enjoy a wonderful view of the Tennessee State Capitol. The building is open for tours, as well. It was completed in 1859 and found upon a hilltop in Downtown Nashville. Many people were buried on the grounds and it's still a functional part of the city and state.
Free self-guided tours are available for the general public most days throughout the week. Other historic buildings and streets are available for touring in this area of the city, as well.
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