Pam Lewis, president and founder of PLA Media, has unveiled a detailed interpretive historical sign outside the PLA offices on Music Row that illustrates the grave importance and growing concerns of this historical-cultural area. The interpretive sign stems from the “Save Music Row” movement spear-headed by Lewis, hoping to keep intact a society that has promoted decades worth of talent. The black and white “Save Music Row” signs now dot the streets on 16th and 17th Avenue.
Lewis has been working with National Trust, preservationists, city council, the mayor, concerned citizens and the planning department to consider a sensitive and strategic long-range plan for preserving Music Row’s historic assets. Further, she serves as a founding member of the Music Row Preservation Trust under the umbrella of Historic Nashville Inc.
“Just the other day a couple from Chile and a songwriter from Spain stopped to read the sign. People are curious about our history. Shouldn’t we be concerned with preserving it?” Lewis says.
With the extensive amount of destruction and commercial growth, Music Row has seen over 50 buildings been torn down and replaced with mostly non-music related businesses like condos, hotels and apartments and other businesses. Lewis has formed a non-profit Music Row Preservation Trust, asking to be named a National Cultural District.
Those interested in getting an interpretive sign or for more information about how to get involved with the “Save Music Row” movement, visit plamedia.com.
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