Thursday, April 24, 2008

Germantown #2

Although I said I was going to post photos of the Germantown churches today, I decided to show a few more of the homes in the area. The two in the main photo are, I believe, newer homes built to fit the architecture of the neighborhood. The homes in the two smaller photos at left and right are, of course, older homes.

The home on the left, built in 1880, is now the site of Monell's Restaurant, a Nashville favorite. Open since 1995, Monell's serves its food "communal" style. In other words, when you go, they seat you at a table with other diners, and the staff brings out plates and bowls of food. There are 2 or 3 meats, a few salads, 4 or 5 vegetables, drinks and desserts. The times that I went, the food was basically southern comfort food: fried chicken, squash, potatoes, corn, etc. It's pretty good, although the communal dining does tend to scare some people off the first time they go. You can read a little more about them by clicking here.

The house on the right sits across the street from the Catholic church in Germantown. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any information on it, so I don't know if it's the church rectory or what. The yard to the left of the house is a large, gravel parking lot, so that leads me to wonder if the church owns it. However, I don't know.

Tomorrow: Skywatch


Jim said...

I like it when they build new houses to blend it with the older homes. Who wouldnt want the porches those houses have? They have done that in Dallas in a few places, but they mainly are building McMansions next to small cottages.

Halcyon said...

I love communal dining places. It's neat to talk to other people and share am experience with them.

The houses are beautiful. I love that flowering tree in the yard, just gorgeous!

SandyCarlson said...

What a beautiful area. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Mais um belo momento da sua cidade!