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May Hosiery: A collective of 12 historic buildings

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 2, 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.

 

Aerial rendering of May Hosiery collective.

Aerial rendering of May Hosiery collective.

Office concept at May Hosiery.

Office concept at May Hosiery.

431 Chestnut at night.

431 Chestnut at night.

May Hosiery courtyard view at night.

May Hosiery courtyard view at night.


Thanks to Amy Hardin and Dale Brackeen @ D|AAD for contributing this post. All renderings via D|AAD.