Nashville will begin to celebrate its Bicentennial anniversary October 1st by dedicating the Public Square in front of the city Courthouse to honor 200 years of city incorporation.(Today/yesterday) Mayor Bill Purcell told the Downtown Rotary Club that the birthday celebration will give the city a chance to reflect on the downtown’s history. Purcell says the green space had been authorized by the county in 1856.
“Frankly I can think of no better way to mark this milestone anniversary than dedicating the public square that should finally provide the public green space that was authorized by the Davidson County court 150 years ago.”
Along with renovation of the Courthouse, construction on the Public Square began in 2003. The Square will replace the surface parking and sit above a 1200-space, underground garage. Purcell says the Courthouse and Square should be complete by the end of June and Metro offices will move in by early September.
Plans for the Public Square can be viewed at the city’s website.