News 2018-04-20T18:40:33+00:00

Foundation News

Historical marker dedicated in honor of the Old Woman’s Home

The West End Home Foundation recently was pleased to announce the dedication of a historical marker to pay tribute to the Old Woman’s Home, a Nashville institution founded in 1891. A dedication ceremony took place on Monday, November 5. The program included remarks made by Mayor Briley, Jim Forkum, Chairperson of the Historical Commission, and the daughter of a former resident of the home. The Old Woman’s Home was founded in 1891 for the “care of aged and helpless women who were unable to work and who were without means of support”. In 1909, the “inmates” (as the residents were called), were taken on horse drawn carriages from a small home in downtown Nashville to a grand new red brick, columned home at 2817 West End Avenue. This beautiful new facility was home to hundreds of women for seventy-five years. The home was demolished in 1984 to make room for new development, Park Place Plaza, along one of the city’s busiest corridors. A new home, by then renamed the West End Home for Ladies, [...]

November 27th, 2018|

91 year-old is the new face of The Nations

July 14th, 2017|

Australian street artist Guido van Helten has converted an old brick grain silo into a piece of art depicting The Nations neighborhood. As he researched the project, he visited St. Luke's Community House and found his [...]

NPT Aging Matters: Aging & the Workplace

April 25th, 2017|

A new documentary in the NPT Aging Matters series entitled "Aging & the Workplace" will premier on Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 pm. The West End Home Foundation provided [...]