Historic Geddes Firehouse Sells for $2,625,000

Nashville, Tenn., May 2, 2019 – The Historic Geddes Firehouse, located at 623-627 2nd Avenue South in Nashville, sold on April 23rd, 2019 for $2,625,000.  Known as the James Geddes Engine Company No. 6, the Victorian 19th century fire hall is a landmark in the heart of the thriving Rutledge Hill / Rolling Mill District. This 4,376-square-foot, 2-story historic structure was built in 1886 during a time when horse drawn vehicles were used and is Nashville’s only remaining fire hall built of this style. The firehouse, occupied by the fire department from 1887-1967, has much of its original architectural features, both inside and out, including concrete block floors, exposed brick walls, large wooden doors, and a circular tower housing a fully functional fireman’s pole. This one-of-a-kind property is uniquely located on a primary thoroughfare into the downtown entertainment district and advantageously placed to accommodate future expansion for a variety of commercial and hospitality uses.


L&L Nashville, LLC purchased the property from long-time owner and occupier Larry Roberts, a local attorney in Nashville. Plans are to redevelop the site into a boutique hotel.  A representative of L&L Nashville stated “We will preserve the historic building and use it to inform the design of the redevelopment, which will be a luxury boutique hotel powered by new technology.”


Vickie Saito and Tom Davis of Colliers International | Nashville brokered this transaction. Saito commented “We are extremely pleased to see that this property is being purchased and repurposed by a group who has management and hospitality experience, and who has great vision for blending modern technology with the unique charm of such an important structure in Nashville’s history.” 

For more information, please contact Danielle Henderson at danielle.henderson@colliers.com.