The Historic Fire Hall for Engine Co.18 in Nashville, Tennessee is known and loved by many. It served as a fire station from 1930 to 1986. Due to neglect, the building became an eyesore and eventually a homeless camp. Vacant and deteriorating since an accidental fire in 2011 the Metro Codes Department placed a demolition order on it.
Nashville Interior designer Karen Goodlow took ownership of the severely damaged building with a vision that it could be a beautiful repurposed building that would serve the community once again. A place that artists, creatives, and small business owners can use, enjoy, and thrive.
They anticipate having artist studios and small business spaces for lease by January 2016. The main engine bay will house local fine art, locally roasted coffee, and architectural antiques. It will also be available for art shows, events, and art classes for the public to enjoy. #rebuildthestation