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The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Blast From the Past

This incredible aerial photo of Green Hills taken around 1960 really punctuates just how much the area (and Nashville) have grown in the past 50 years. Look closely and you'll be able to see a few of the major streets highlighted on the picture. Hillsboro High is on the left if you need a landmark to get your bearings.

Green Hills Mall is nowhere to be found, as what looks like a recent (at the time) strip mall occupies its present location. I remember the current mall's grand opening in the early 80s, but I don't remember Green Hills looking so undeveloped and green (as opposed to concrete-filled). It's missing a few beloved amenities, but I bet traffic was a lot easier to navigate.

Thanks to yesterday's anonymous commenter for the link to Nashlinks.com, where I found this photo and many other historic images of the city.

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