Nashville Arcade

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Nashville Arcade
5th Avenue facade
Nashville Arcade is located in Tennessee
Nashville Arcade
Nashville Arcade is located in the United States
Nashville Arcade
LocationBetween 4th and 5th Aves., Nashville, Tennessee
Coordinates36°9′51″N 86°46′48″W / 36.16417°N 86.78000°W / 36.16417; -86.78000Coordinates: 36°9′51″N 86°46′48″W / 36.16417°N 86.78000°W / 36.16417; -86.78000
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
ArchitectEdgefield & Nashville Co.
NRHP reference No.73001761[1]
Added to NRHPMay 22, 1973

The Arcade is a covered shopping arcade in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.. It was built in 1902.


The arcade was developed by Daniel Franklin Carter Buntin and constructed by the Edgefield and Nashville Manufacturing Company.[2] It was Nashville's first shopping center, replacing the former Overton Alley. Located between Fourth and Fifth avenues,

Interior view facing west toward 5th Avenue

The Arcade is at the center of the downtown Nashville Arts District and houses a very vibrant arts community. The Downtown Nashville First Saturday Art Crawl is a monthly event that takes place the first Saturday of every month from 6pm to 9pm. and draws large crowds. All galleries participate in this fun event. There are seventeen galleries in the building including:

  • 40AU – 69 Arcade;
  • From Nashville With Love & M.Florita Jewelry – 5 Arcade;
  • Andy Anh Ha Gallery – 83 Arcade;
  • BelArt Studio & Gallery – 56 Arcade;
  • Blend Studio – 79 Arcade;
  • The COOP – 75 Arcade;
  • Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography – 64A Arcade;
  • Wolf and Crow Gallery – 44 Arcade;
  • Hannah Lane Gallery – 64 Arcade;
  • L Gallery – 73 Arcade;
  • Nostos Gallery – 58-60 Arcade;
  • O Gallery – 42 Arcade;
  • OPEN – 57 Arcade;
  • Space – 61 Arcade;
  • Studio 66 – 66 Arcade;
  • UltraViolet Gallery & Photography – 59 Arcade;
  • WAG – 77 Arcade

Other notable tenants include The Peach Cobbler Factory, The Peanut Shop[3] candy store and the Uptown Branch of the United States Postal Service, featuring an Art Deco facade.

Architectural design[edit]

The arcade was designed by Thompson, Gibel, and Asmus.[4] It was modeled after an arcade in Italy.[5] The entrances consist of identical Palladian facades. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since May 22, 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Nashville Arcade". National Park Service. Retrieved June 9, 2018. With accompanying pictures
  3. ^
  4. ^ David H. Paine (August 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Third Baptist Church / Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church and Parsonage". National Park Service. Retrieved December 13, 2017. With eight photos from 1979.
  5. ^ , "Nashville: Walking Tours", Frommer's.