There's no missing the North Capitol neighborhood as this neighborhood has only unobstructed view of the Tennessee State Capitol.
The Downtown Nashville borders of the North Capitol neighborhood begin at the banks of the Cumberland River and go to 8th Avenue and then stretch south to Charlotte and north to Jefferson Avenue.
Once known locally as the Sulphur Dell, Black Business District, and the Market District, it was almost completely filled with industrial businesses, African American homes & businesses, and rundown shanties until 1949 when Nashville launched the first postwar urban renewal program in the country, the Capitol Hill Redevelopment Project.
This plan pretty much wiped out most of the North Capitol neighborhood which also included most of the African American area. While the Capitol Hill Redevelopment Project was an important project with many benefits to our city, many locals folks still feel it came at a high cost - the loss and destruction of much to much of Nashville's African American History & Heritage.
As you can see, the North Capitol area has seen several new arrivals, over the years, including the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville Farmers Market, and Bicentennial Mall. With a few great residential and urban style homes already in place, this area is primed and ready for yet another urban redevelopment. Once fully established, this area will, no doubt, lead a direct neighborhood path north into Historic Germantown and North Nashville.
Tour of North Capitol
Walking Tour of Bicentennial Park
Photos of the Tennessee State Capitol
In the Neighborhood:
Entertainment & Dining - Stockyard, Municipal Auditorium
Retail - Nashville's Farmer Market
Condos - Riverfront, Harrison Square
Historical - Tennessee State Archives, Bicentennial Park, Tennessee State Capitol
Tennessee State University
Tennessee State Museum
War Memorial Plaza
Tennessee Performing Art Center
Downtown Nashville Neighborhoods