Fort Negley Reconstruction – Nashville TN

Description

Using the original plans, 800 men working for the WPA reconstructed the limestone Fort Negley at a cost of $84,000. It reopened to the public in 1938.

Source notes

Fort Negley's History. Retrieved from http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Historic-Sites/Fort-Negley/History.aspx

Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee’s New Deal Landscape: A Guidebook. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

WPA Federal Writers Project. (1939). Tennessee: A Guide to the State. New York: Viking Press.

Source of information: (1) National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Work Projects Administration, Information Service, Primary File, 1936-42, Box 15, Folder 290-B. 

Fort Negley History, City of Nashville website

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen & Brian Holler on December 17, 2014.

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Location Info


1100 Fort Negley Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Coordinates: 36.144038, -86.776540

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