Edgefield is Nashville’s historic residential neighborhood located nearest to downtown on the East Bank. Our boundaries are: South Fifth Street eastward to South Tenth Street, including most blocks on Shelby, Boscobel, Fatherland, Russell and Woodland Streets. Since organizing in 1975, the neighborhood association has–and continues to be– a vital and integral force in bringing about change and positive growth in East Nashville, in addition to celebrating and preserving our unique historic heritage.

  • Nashville’s first Historic Home Tour (December, 1976)
  • Commissioned “Edgefield-A Neighborhood Design Study”, a plan for growth that continues to provide guidance, 1976
  • Nashville’s first residential National Trust Historic District, 1977
  • Nashville’s first locally zoned Historic District, 1978 (only the second in Tennessee, at the time) For information on Historic Zoning District Guidelines
  • First residential downzoning in Nashville (accomplished concurrently with local Historic Zoning status)
  • Purchased eleven vacant lots (1980-83) to insure appropriate future re-development (only neighborhood in the U.S. to do so). Additional neighborhood review was/is required, in addition to Nashville city agencies, to build/alter residences on these parcels.
  • Nashville’s first infill PUD (906-910 Russell Street) 1984-85
  • Edgefield’s award winning designs for historic infill were recognized in “Southern Living” and featured in the National Trust publication, “Infill Structures in Historic Districts”
  • Edgefield’s historic zoning was so successful, the original local Historic Zoning District was expanded to include Shelby and Woodland Streets, at the request of adjacent neighbors
  • Featured in Bob Vila’s “Restore America”, Tennessee show, HGTV
  • Neighbors and residences featured in HGTV’s “Our Place” series, about “Exterior Colors In Historic Neighborhoods”
  • Conduct annual Historic Homes Tour, during Historic Preservation Week