Wow…we were not even open yet at our new location in Marathon Village and we were already getting press. I think we are going to like it here just fine.
The local Nashville paper The Tennessean did an smashing article about the hidden treasures of Marathon Village…along with a rundown of the history of the building. You can check out the full article HERE.
Marathon Village has been a labor of love for owner Barry Walker who rescued the building from ruin in 1986 with a pledge of around $300.
The shuttered Marathon Automotive building was built in 1884 and was home to the only luxury car manufacturer in the South….Marathon Motor Works. The company closed down in 1917 and most of the cars were melted down during the war for metal. There are only 8 known surviving Marathon cars…and 4 are in the museum here.
The buildings have slowly been restored over time and are now home to artists, distilleries and just a pretty all around eclectic crowd. It has been called the Soho of the South.
Among the shops there are Mike Wolf’s Antique Archeology…we have always loved his American Pickers show on the History Channel as my husband and I are longtime collectors of Americana.
Island Cowgirl is located at Marathon Village…1200 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN. 37203
Come by and say howdy and experience a little bit of history, art & americana all at once.