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Historical and Historic Zoning Commissions

The Metropolitan Historical Commission is the steward of two commissions which guide historic preservation projects for Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

MHC

The Metropolitan Historical Commission is a municipal historic preservation agency working to document history, save and reuse buildings, and make the public more aware of the necessity and advantages of preservation in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. Created in 1966, the commission consists of fifteen citizens appointed by the mayor.

MHZC

The Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission reviews applications to create new historic overlay districts and reviews and approves preservation permits in historic and conservation districts for new construction, alterations, additions, repair and demolition. 

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FEATURED ARTICLES

  • 2014 Preservation Awards

    The Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for the 39th Annual Preservation Awards program. Now through Friday, March 14, nominate your favorite Davidson County preservation project!

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  • Save the Date! 2015 Old House Fair

    Saturday, March 7, 2015 -- The Old House Fair is a FREE day-long festival showcasing new ideas, practical advice, innovative materials, and quality services for homeowners.

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  • Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

    Join the Historical Commission and Fort Negley for a Film Screening and Community Discussion Series: Saturday, June 21 - Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

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  • MHZC Seeks Your Input

    The MHZC will host a series of 3 charettes in April to gain public input on design issues. Topics: Duplex Policy; New Construction: Additions & Infill; Outbuildings & Detached Accessory Dwelling Units

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