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Nashville's lower Broadway : preservation and playscapes in the urban environment

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary Sertell (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Patrick Lee Lucas

Abstract: "This investigation assesses the evolution of Nashville, Tennessee's Lower Broadway in the last quarter of the 20th century. As an American streetscape, the area evolved from a heavily blighted street with the loss of the Grand Ole Opry in the mid 1970s to a family-friendly tourist attraction by the mid 1990s. In order to investigate the many changes that occurred over a 20-year period, the research consists of preservation theory, urban economics, and how tourism and entertainment have shaped and continue to shape Lower Broadway. The research reveals the various ways in which preservationists, city staff and private investors achieved substantial revitalization and demonstrates the ways in which historic preservation and entertainment commingle to bring about lasting renewal for the urban environment."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2005
Keywords
evolution, Nashville, Tennessee, Lower Broadway, 20th century, streetscape, evolved, blighted, street, Grand Ole Opry, family-friendly, tourist attraction
Subjects
Broadway Avenue (Nashville, Tenn.)
Urban renewal--Tennessee--Nashville--History
Historic preservation