It is with a tear that Nashville bids farewell to Fort Nashborough today. The Fort, which may or may not have any historical significance whatsoever, was scheduled to be torn down and then re-built as a part of the $100 million Flood Wall project proposed by the Mayor.
The project lost backing by Metro Council, but the demolition of Fort Nashborough was never cancelled.
Now, I’m not here to argue the fort’s place in history, but to eulogize a place that was special to me as a child through adulthood. I recall field trips to Fort Nashborough, and although I have no memory of what they told us, I just remember being enchanted by the place. I would fantasize about living there and having a riverfront view.
Even last week I walked the Germantown Greenway onto Gay Street and stopped at Fort Nashborough to keep my childhood dream alive of one day prancing around in a robe with a bowl of popcorn, standing in the center of the fort laughing at the outside world.
Please share your memories in the comments below. I have the feeling that this one is gone forever…