Nashville, Three Questions

1.  Is it true there’s an old trolley bridge by my house?

2.  Is it true there’s a gravity hill out at Edwin Warner park and how do I find it?

3.  Is John Rich’s new house going to be at the top of Love Hill and, if so, isn’t there a park there now?  

12 thoughts on “Nashville, Three Questions

  1. Word around the campfire is J. Rich had THREE houses torn down to accomodate his new house.I agree with the person on Nash Metroblog – the house rendering does look like a giant coffeemaker.Don’t know about any park there, though.

  2. It does look like a coffee maker! I have looked and it looks like his house will not be on the top of the hill, where the park is, but in front of that.

  3. Rich’s manager does own three properties up there (only two are adjacent), and a songwriter for Big & Rich (Vicky McGehee) owns two places, one of wich is next door to the non-adjacent home that Rich’s manager owns and the other that’s adjacent to the two other properties. All sounds very fishy. Fortunately, the "park" is actually Metro Water land and these rich folks won’t be able to cut off access. But that giant house will block the beautiful view of the skyline and Vanderbilt from up there.Gravity hill? I’ve never heard that term, but there’s a great hill for sledding near the Steeplechase.

  4. "Gravity Hill" is the name of the hillside road that intersects the south side of Old Hickory Blvd. on the eastern downhill slope just prior to Vaughn’s Gap. It is a one-way road and access to that section of the park by vehicles is now prohibited. But rest assured, if you pulled you 1981 Datsun B-210 to the intersection and put it in neutral, your car you begin to slowly roll up hill. I don’t actually know if this phenominon was a visual trick or a testament to Japanese production capablities, but my car did go backwards! (Without the use of the engine.)

  5. I’m from another state and there is a gravity hill about 1 hour from my hometown. Interesting that Nashville has one as well.I know someone who knows someone who knows the architect (my "around the campfire" info came from my stylist) – I’ll have to pass on the coffeemaker comment.

  6. Gravity Hill: if you’re on Hwy 100, turn left onto Old Hickory Blvd. The second street on your right should be gravity hill. If you get to the baseball diamonds, you’ve gone too far.My mom used to teach Nashville history at Overton and she said that the trolleys used to run as far as 46th in Sylvan Park, so if the bridge of which you speak is one that has a road on it (as opposed to being a footbridge), then it is possible that it could, in fact, have been a trolley bridge.

  7. You guys beat me to it. Once I found out there was a gravity hill here, it was already blocked off. I wonder if it’d work with a skateboard or anything without an engine, because you could get in there with that. Just not a car.

  8. I LOVE GRAVITY HILL IN THE WARNER PARK EXIT ON TO O.H.B. BUT I HAVE FOUND LATELY THEY KEEP THE GATE SHUT SO IT IS IMPOSSIABLE TO EXPREIENCE IT. I LIVE WITH IN 3 MILES OF GRAVITY HILL AND I HAVE HEARD THE RUMOR OF THE DEAD CIVAL WAR SOLDIER PUSHING YOUR CAR UPHILL OFF HIS GRAVE

  9. It is Simple an Optical Allusion. You think You are rolling up hill but You are acutly rolling down hill. Your Eyes and Mind are fowlled by all the slopes that go differnt directions around You. I have done it 40-50 times. before they put up the gate. I took a level. Put my car in park and the Level showed it is a down hill slope.

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