2019145 Year Upgrade

114 2nd Ave

145 Year Upgrade

114 2nd Ave
Nashville, TN
Completed in: In Progress
Client: Ryman Hospitality


Originally constructed in 1875 on Market Street, this building was in the heart of Nashville’s business hub for the last half of the nineteenth century. Over the next century, Market Street became Second Avenue, and the building changed from its original warehouse/retail use to a private residence. In 2020, the private residence became what we know today as “One Fourteen”.

One Fourteen’s historic features include original tongue & groove floors, exposed timber floors joists, beadboard ceilings, exposed masonry party walls, two historic hoistways, and a vault originally used by the warehouse retailer. On the exterior, all historic window and building cornices were given a fresh coat of paint. The ground level was once again opened to the street with new 11’ tall stile & rail doors accompanied by historically respectful windows.

The renovated 20,500 SF interior will be used as a commercial event venue with the flexibility to rent out spaces of different sizes depending on the need of the event. All three public floors will be served by the adjacent Wildhorse Saloon. Connections to the Wildhorse were made by cutting through the existing party walls (up to 4’0” thick in some locations). New key design elements include steel rails, glass partitions to mimic the hand-blown qualities of that of 1875, and the minimal steel cut-throughs to the Wildhorse. All other elements added to the space were intentionally painted white. This design approach allows for two things. First, new elements being white allows the historic pieces to stand out in the spaces. Secondly, the white box spaces allow each user to add to the space as needed for their event.