May Hosiery Co-op is located on Chestnut Street and has recently been a landmark in Nashville as a place of originality, but has long been a site of innovation.
May Hosiery’s history starts withJacob May, who bought the land in 1908 and ran a successful factory until 1965. During Jacob’s ownership, May Mill produced the socks for the crew of Apollo 11, which landed on the moon in 1969. Since 1983, the building has been abandoned as a factory and inhabited by multiple creative studios. The future of May Hosiery begins with the renovations of the eleven buildings on site, transforming the more than 198,000 square feet of space into Class A business offices, restaurants, and retail as directed by AJ Capital Partners.
May Hosiery is located in Wedgewood Houston, near Fort Negley and Greer Stadium. The area has been developing into a place to live, play and work, with owners of other rehabilitating projects happening at other DAAD projects such as Layman Drug Company, Woodstock at Chestnut Hill, andBastion.
The project is under renovation currently, being prepped for future build outs for a mix of occupants that will support the historical vision of May Hosiery. Much of the original character is being retained, while preparing for the anticipated needs of high-end users. For more information on the project, visit mayhosierycoop.com.
Thanks to Amy Hardin and Dale Brackeen @ D|AAD for contributing this post. All renderings via D|AAD.