HISTORIC RICHLAND-WEST END
Get a glimpse of what thirty years of urban renewal activism can yield: a vibrant mini-community that celebrates sidewalks, landscaped common spaces, and a shared passion for preserving one of Nashville’s first original neighborhoods, started in 1905. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places since April 16, 1979
Richland-West End became a Neighborhood Conservation Zoning Overlay district in March 1996, amended July 1999. The area that would become the Richland-West End neighborhood is located on land that was once part of John Brown Craighead’s 200 acre estate. Craighead’s home, built c. 1811 with bricks fired on the site, still stands at 3710 Westbrook Avenue. In 1905, the Richland Realty Company purchased a large amount of acreage adjacent to Harding Pike (later West End Avenue) two miles outside of the city limits.
Examples of Colonial Revival, American Foursquare, Craftsman, Bungalow, and Tudor Revival homes are present in the neighborhood.