About 506 Lofts
506 lofts is resetting travelers’ 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.
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, 506 Lofts is only 1-3 blocks from The Ryman Auditorium, Broadway, Printers Alley, Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame and so much more! We are surrounded by local coffee shops, restaurants, breweries, convenient stores, bars, and museums! Due to the convenient location of the lofts, guests can fully experience everything Nashville has to offer right outside their front door!
History of Our Building
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.
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.
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.
In 2003, Petway-Reavis closed and sold the building to Mr. John Di and his wife who operated the Pacifica Asian restaurant.
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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