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 US
Nashville Arcade
Location Between 4th and 5th Aves., Nashville, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°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
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1902
Architect Edgefield & Nashville Co.
NRHP reference # 73001761[1]
Added to NRHP May 22, 1973

The Arcade in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, United States, is a covered shopping arcade built in 1902 and modeled after an arcade in Italy. [2]

Developed by Daniel Franklin Carter Buntin and designed by the Edgefield and Nashville Manufacturing Company,[3] the Arcade opened as Nashville's first shopping center, replacing the former Overton Alley. Located between Fourth and Fifth avenues, the entrances consist of identical Palladian facades.

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; Andy Anh Ha Gallery – 83 Arcade; BelArt Studio & Gallery – 56 Arcade; Blend Studio – 79 Arcade; The COOP – 75 Arcade; Corvidae Collective – 11 Arcade (downstairs)-; Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography – 64A Arcade; Gallery 44 – 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, Phillyman where you can enjoy an authentic Philly Cheese Steak, original New York-style pizza at Manny's House of Pizza, The Peanut Shop candy store and the Uptown Branch of the United States Postal Service, featuring an Art Deco facade.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ [1], "Nashville: Walking Tours", Frommer's.
  3. ^ [2], "Nashville Arcade", National Register of Historic Places, 22 May 1973.