HISTORIC NASHVILLE, INC.
2017 Metro Historical Commission Preservation Awards
The Historic Fire Hall for Engine Co. 18 at 1220 Gallatin Avenue was featured on the 2011 Nashville Nine list. Designated a Local Landmark in 2006, the 1930 fire hall experienced little physical change in its approximately eighty years of existence, and served an area seeing widespread suburban home construction in the 1920s and ’30s.
After the city surplused the building, it stood vacant for many years, threatened by vandalism and neglect, In 2011, the fire hall suffered extensive fire damage before its renovation by local interior designer Karen Goodlow.
Today, “The Station” holds retail shops, office space, and an events venue, and is a wonderful example of how adaptive reuse of a historic building can create a vibrant creative space for the city to enjoy.