About 506 Lofts

506 lofts is resetting traveler's expectations about what it means to stay in a vacation rental

The owners have left no detail to chance. From custom furniture by local craftsmen to commissioned art pieces, we have gone overboard to make sure our guests have a world-class experience during their stay in Nashville. Completed in early 2016, the owners have taken painstaking efforts to restore this 135+ year old building by mixing in modern elements to the historic charm.


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Location

In the heart of Downtown Nashville

 

506 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219


History of 506 Lofts

Harvey's Department Store, circa 1940

Harvey's Department Store, circa 1940

Monkey Bar in Harvey's Department Store

Monkey Bar in Harvey's Department Store

Pacifica Asian Restaurant, circa 2014

Pacifica Asian Restaurant, circa 2014

1880

Built in 1880, 506 Church Street started out as a dry goods store in what used to be considered the "heart of retail activity" in Nashville.

1940

Beginning in the 1940s, the building became home to Harvey's Department Store which occupied the building until the 1980s. Harvey's was one of Nashville's most popular department stores. The owner, Fred Harvey Sr., was a showman. He gave Nashville the most unique and exciting shopping experience that people had ever seen. Harvey's was the home of Nashville's first escalator and also had a horse carousel inside the store. 
Additionally, Harvey's had a food counter called the Monkey Bar complete with live monkeys.

1984

Harvey's closed its downtown location in 1984 as more and more retailers moved out to the suburbs. Petway-Reavis Men's Store, a Nashville store of over 70 years, took its place.

2003

In 2003, Petway-Reavis closed and sold the building to Mr. John Di and his wife who operated the Pacifica Asian restaurant.

2015

The Di's sold the property in 2015 to the current owners. The upper floors where the 506 Lofts are located were vacant for over 30 years. Restoring the space to their former glory to preserve the history of this remarkable property took time and dedication. 

Today, 506 Lofts allows visitors to be a part of the history of Nashville.

 

 

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