Historic Nashville has announced its list of nine historical sites most in danger of being torn down.
Among the listed nine include:
Historic Nashville president Melissa Wyllie said, “Historic Nashville believes historic preservation is an essential part of our community.”
She continued, “This year, the community has said loud and clear that as a city we need to find a way to grow that also preserves the historic places that make Nashville unique.”
Mike Wolfe, star of the A&E show “American Pickers” joined the effort and introduced the Nashville Nine at Studio A on Tuesday.
Wolfe who owns and operates Antique Archaeology in a historic building on Clinton Street has been a Nashville resident for three years.
“I am frustrated. I’m ticked off and I think a lot of people are, and they don’t understand how to help,” Wolfe said. “I think the first thing is to know there are other people out there who feel the same way,” he said.
“I’ve tried to buy some buildings not too far from here. There’s a sign on the building and I’ll call about the building and the guy’s like, ‘It isn’t the building for sale. It’s the whole block,'” said Wolfe. “People are playing Monopoly with our historic sites and we need to put our fists down and say, ‘This is where it stops.'”
The group continues to petition the mayor’s office, city council members and gathers signatures and support to save the pieces of history.