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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.

Metropolitan Historical Commission (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.

Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission (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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    Saturday, March 2, 2019 -- The Old House Fair is a FREE day-long festival showcasing new ideas, practical advice, innovative materials, and quality services for property owners.

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    Join Dr. Carole Bucy, Davidson County Historian, for her popular Nashville 101 lecture series "From Mound Builders to Minie Balls: A Survey of Nashville History up to the Civil War."

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  • Call for Nominations: 2019 Preservation Awards

    The Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for the 44th Annual Preservation Awards. Now through Friday, March 8, nominate your favorite Davidson County preservation project!

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