Historians could give Nashville home away for free

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's historical commission may give a 130-year-old house free of charge to someone who is willing to move it to a new address.

The Metro Historical Commission says it has been "overwhelmed" by inquiries about the home on Eastland Avenue.

A few dozen people have offered to take the house, which is sitting on land targeted for development.

Officials want the 2,700-square foot, Queen Anne-style home to be moved by Feb. 28.

Preservationists hope to find someone who owns nearby land and can pay for its relocation, place it on a foundation and rehabilitate what has deteriorated over decades.

One local considering buying the home is Metro Councilman Jason Holleman, who renovated a historic home in Sylvan Park.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 243074201