Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County: Fort Nashborough Interpretive Center – Phase I

Fort Nashborough is a scaled-down reconstruction of the original two-acre log fort built in 1779-1780 and used until about 1792. This project consisted of the construction of four hand-hewn log buildings and associated site work that constituted Phase I of the new Fort Nashborough Interpretive Center located at 170 1st Ave. North in Nashville, Tennessee.

Scope of work included construction of period-era, hand-hewn log structures on concrete slab-on-grade, as well as basic electrical and lighting systems with rough-ins and stub-outs for required utilities. Site work included all infrastructure, grading, landscaping, site features and stockade fencing. Contract work for the Phase I construction of this project included: Engineered fill at building pads and grading; sidewalks to connect buildings to roadways and parking areas; underground utilities to service buildings; finish grading and seeding; landscaping and site pavers; exterior lighting; Native American Plaza; construction of all cabins, stockades, pavilion and classroom building with surrounding site work.

One of the challenges was incorporating period appropriate construction with ADA and current code requirements. We worked with the design team, codes and trade partners to get the desired outcome.


Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

Architect / Engineer

Moody Nolan


General Contractor


Nashville, TN