War Memorial Auditorium (Progress)

War Memorial Auditorium - Nashville, TN

Earlier this month I travelled to Nashville to shoot photos of this gorgeous classical structure erected by the State of Tennessee, the City of Nashville and Davidson County in 1923 (immediately following the first World War). Nashville Architect Edward Dougherty won a Gold medal for the design from the AIA in 1925. From 1939 to 1943 the building served as the fourth home to the Grand Old Opry and witnessed the induction of Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, and Minnie Pearl.

Today the War Memorial Auditorium is still in use as a music venue as well as offices for the State of Tennessee. To support an effort to preserve the building I am preparing measured drawings to cover the all of its exterior envelope. My line drawings will be enriched with rectified photography. Here is a sample (in progress) of a courtyard elevation.

Courtyard Elevation (in progress) in AutoCAD drawing software

Here are two more screen shots that show some of the rectified photographs (on separate drawing layers) that are “thawed”:

In progress DWG file with 2 of 4 layers bearing rectified photography thawed

In progress DWG file with remaining layers bearing rectified photography thawed

In the end, my drawing set will be organized across at least eight E sized sheets prepared for plotting at 1/4″=1′-0″ (or 1:48) .

If you want to see the drawings completed, stay tuned/subscribe!

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