Marathon Village

Marathon Village We proudly present the affordable rental spaces of Marathon Village! Here, a history-rich and antiquated automobile factory has been transformed into a thriving creative community and center for commercial, performing and visual arts!
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Marathon Village is a neighborhood born out of the buildings that once housed the Marathon Motor Works from 1910-1914. Today, it serves as a model for adaptive re-purposing of historic structures, Marathon Village has become a diverse destination where artists, performers, designers, music business professionals, and inventors co-exist. More recently, we have added a first-floor retail experience like no other that includes flagship stores from the History Channels’ American Pickers to legendary whiskey makers, Jack Daniels. Come shop and explore our village!

Everyone come out to Marathon Village this weekend!
03/06/2020
Grinder's Switch Winery at Marathon Village

Everyone come out to Marathon Village this weekend!

Come out to Marathon Village and have fun and help support tornado victims! Here’s what’s going on:

The Third Coast Comedy Show
- FRIDAY MARCH 6 AT 8PM
$3 of every ticket sale donated to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
-THE LAST LAUGH on FRIDAY MARCH 6 AT 10PM
FREE entry with donations. All donations will be delivered to Gideons Army United to support our neighbors in North Nashville.
-LOL NASHVILLE on SATURDAY MARCH 7 AT 7PM
$3 of every ticket sale donated to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
-CHERRY BOMB IMPROVISED MUSICAL on SATURDAY MARCH 7 AT 9:30PM
$3 of every ticket sale donated to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
-FREE FORM FELLAS AND CITY SILOS on SUNDAY MARCH 8 AT 7PM
Raising funds during show and 100% of merch sales from the band City Silos going to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Barista Parlor
Will be donating part of their funds ALL WEEK to the Tornado relief foundation!

Bang Candy
100% of proceeds from their ' Welcome to Nashville boxes' will go to tornado relief in Middle Tennessee.

Grinder's Switch Winery
All tasting fees this Saturday will be donated to victims of the Tennessee Tornadoes.

Jack Daniel at the General Store in Nashville
100% of the proceeds from our $18 souvenir shirts sold Saturday will go towards tornado relief in Nashville.

Antique Archaeology
100% of profits to tornado relief in stores on Saturday 3/7 and Sun 3/8

Lightning 100 Presents To Nashville with Love
A concert benefitting local tornado relief efforts on Monday the 9th at Music Works!

www.marathonvillage.com

The best thing we can do for our city is donate! Some of our tenants homes was lost and many more. We are accepting dona...
03/04/2020

The best thing we can do for our city is donate! Some of our tenants homes was lost and many more. We are accepting donations at Marathon Village starting today. Feel free to drop off any item to our Gift Shop 1200 Clinton street suite 100 Nashville tn. Also @gswinery and @bangcandyco will be using profits for donations as well so shop with them this weekend! #nashvillestrong

We are a hidden gem! Come check us out!
02/28/2020
Only In Nashville

We are a hidden gem! Come check us out!

So many treasures hiding inside :-)

Kyle Hassenfratz is killing it!
02/25/2020

Kyle Hassenfratz is killing it!

In addition to the incredible character of the buildings in Marathon Village, there's a ton of history and art to be found. You could easily spend an entire day here checking out all the unique shops as well.

Thank you Kyle Hassenfratz for sharing. These are amazing.
02/25/2020

Thank you Kyle Hassenfratz for sharing. These are amazing.

One of my favorite buildings in Nashville.

Razorglam Productions
02/20/2020

Razorglam Productions

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
The Factory: An Art Strip Exhibition

Oh we fancy now, ya'll. We have THREE incredible sponsors for this show, and we want you to love them as much as we do.

Supplying all of our sweet needs backstage and for our prizes we have The Bang Candy Company. A woman-owned, local, small business that makes the BEST handmade marshmallows you will ever have. Visit their shop in Marathon Village or their online store to sample some tasty treats.

While you are at Marathon, you can visit one of our other sponsors also. Corsair Artisan Distillery is another local treasure, creating gorgeous small batch liquors that pair nicely with a super weird burlesque show. They are HUGE supporters of burlesque and art at large, so we are HUGE fans of theirs. Stop by the bar at the show or go visit one of their tasting rooms to get those warm, fuzzy, whiskey feels.

Lastly we have the talented Siler Sisters Jewelry. Two boss ladies making quirky contemporary jewelry for the quirky, contemporary human. Our audience will have the real treat of viewing these fine wares during our pre-show art exhibition.

There they are! Come throw all your money (and love) and our sponsors on February 29 at The Barbershop Theater.

Tickets available at the door or online.
Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2TiyIZ8
Season passes: https://bit.ly/30fFEaX

12/14/2019

When your out looking for Christmas gifts today don’t forget to stop by and grab your Marathon gear! Suite #42! #marathonautomobilesmuseum #marathonvillage #christmastime

Thanks to everyone that came out to support the amazing people at Marathon today! Congratulations to our winners and con...
12/01/2019

Thanks to everyone that came out to support the amazing people at Marathon today! Congratulations to our winners and congrats to Kerri Pighetti for the big basket of goodies win. A Huge thank you to our tenants here at Marathon for donating the goodies and just being awesome #marathonvillage #smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusiness

11/30/2019
Marathon Village has more reasons to celebrate
11/21/2019
Marathon Village has more reasons to celebrate

Marathon Village has more reasons to celebrate

The man who turned a run-down, broken-bottle street and building into Marathon Village 30 years ago has another reason to celebrate.

After 25 years of negotiations Barry Walker has finally brought this baby home from Argentina! #marathonvillage #maratho...
11/13/2019

After 25 years of negotiations Barry Walker has finally brought this baby home from Argentina! #marathonvillage #marathonmotorworks

11/13/2019
11/06/2019

After 25 years of negotiation. This 1912 Marathon has returned home! Came in all the way from Argentina.

After 25 years of negotiations Mr. Walker finally has number 5 marathon heading to the states. Big reveal happening next...
10/30/2019

After 25 years of negotiations Mr. Walker finally has number 5 marathon heading to the states. Big reveal happening next week. Keep checking back for more information! #marathonvillage #nashvilletn #motorworks

Congrats to our family Corsair Artisan Distillery for being voted top 10! #marathonfambam
10/17/2019
Corsair Artisan Distillery

Congrats to our family Corsair Artisan Distillery for being voted top 10! #marathonfambam

Thanks to your votes, we are ranked in the USA TODAY 10Best Craft Whiskey Distilleries!

Congrats to our spunky fam! #marathonfambam
10/17/2019

Congrats to our spunky fam! #marathonfambam

Thanks to everyone who voted!!

What a great day to be at Marathon Village 🍂🍁🌾 #marathonvillagenashville #fallishere🍁
10/08/2019

What a great day to be at Marathon Village 🍂🍁🌾 #marathonvillagenashville #fallishere🍁

This is an 1880’s Southern Engine and Boiler Works Steam Engine. It ran a saw mill most of its life that we know of in T...
09/18/2019

This is an 1880’s Southern Engine and Boiler Works Steam Engine. It ran a saw mill most of its life that we know of in Trezevant TN. It ended up in a barn in McKenzie TN by a shop teacher named Harold. He discovered it when his barn fell down on it and contacted Barry about it! This will be going on display in Jackson TN. #marathonvillagenashville #marathonmotorworksnashville #steamengines #history #jacksontn

Come out this weekend to Marathon Village! We have something for everyone. Shops, museum, interactive machinery, coffee,...
08/08/2019

Come out this weekend to Marathon Village! We have something for everyone. Shops, museum, interactive machinery, coffee, drinks, and food. It’s a great one stop shop! #marathonvillagenashville #marathonmotorworksnashville #nashvilletn #history

It’s a great day to come hangout at Marathon Village! #marathonvillagenashville #nashvilletn #marathonmotorworksnashvill...
07/09/2019

It’s a great day to come hangout at Marathon Village! #marathonvillagenashville #nashvilletn #marathonmotorworksnashville

The museum continues upstairs on the second floor do not miss out! Just be mindful of our wonderful tenants that have pr...
07/02/2019

The museum continues upstairs on the second floor do not miss out! Just be mindful of our wonderful tenants that have private offices up there. #marathonvillagenashville #nashvilletn #history photographer:DerekLee

If you don’t know where Marathon is. Here is a map! Come check us out! #marathonvillagenashville #nashvilletn #marathonm...
06/26/2019

If you don’t know where Marathon is. Here is a map! Come check us out! #marathonvillagenashville #nashvilletn #marathonmotorworksnashville #history

Where the magic happens 🥽🛠 your workspace is the most important. #marathonmotorworksnashville #history #marathonvillagen...
06/17/2019

Where the magic happens 🥽🛠 your workspace is the most important. #marathonmotorworksnashville #history #marathonvillagenashville #nashvilletn

If you’re coming for the @cma fest come stop by Marathon Village! We are the one stop shop! Shopping, Cars, Food, and Dr...
06/04/2019

If you’re coming for the @cma fest come stop by Marathon Village! We are the one stop shop! Shopping, Cars, Food, and Drinks! Come have fun with us! #marathonmotorworksnashville #nashvilletn #cmafest2019 #cmafest

Congrats! So happy for you!
05/26/2019

Congrats! So happy for you!

She said YES!! #proposal #marathonvillage

Come out and see us! Great spot for the history lover and a shopper!  Photographer : Derek Lee #marathonvillagenashville...
05/22/2019

Come out and see us! Great spot for the history lover and a shopper! Photographer : Derek Lee #marathonvillagenashville #marathonmotorworksnashville #history #nashvilletn #historicalmarker

05/20/2019
Green Fleet Bikes

Green Fleet Bikes

Have you been on one of our bicycle tours of Nashville? Thanks to the summer journalism students at Vanderbilt University's Freedom Forum Diversity Institute for helping us put this together and shout out to two of our favorite tour stops: Fisk University, & Marathon Village !

We want to say a big Congratulations to  @lilcalliewalker ! Graduating from @univofalabama in Human Environmental Scienc...
05/17/2019

We want to say a big Congratulations to @lilcalliewalker ! Graduating from @univofalabama in Human Environmental Science with a Major in Fashion Merchandising. Marathon is so proud of you! #classof2019 #marathonvillagenashville #rolltide

Come out to Marathon this weekend! Clinton Street Nashville TN. Come check out the museum and shop! We have it all Sweet...
05/17/2019

Come out to Marathon this weekend! Clinton Street Nashville TN. Come check out the museum and shop! We have it all Sweets, deli, and drinks! #marathonmotorworksnashville #marathonvillagenashville #history #nashvilletn

Yesterday Barry was honored for the hard work he has and will continue to put in Marathon Village. We appreciate you! So...
05/11/2019

Yesterday Barry was honored for the hard work he has and will continue to put in Marathon Village. We appreciate you! So proud of you. Thank you to everyone that came and supported Marathon. Photography : Thomas Vickstrom #marathonmotorworksnashville #historicalmarker #marathonvillagenashville #history

Grinder's Switch Winery at Marathon Village
05/11/2019

Grinder's Switch Winery at Marathon Village

Marathon Village dedication ceremony for the new historical marker ! Thanks to Barry Walker for his vision to take on this preservation project over 30 years ago.

Thank you for the kind words!
05/11/2019

Thank you for the kind words!

This is Barry Walker. In 1986 he purchased the old Marathon Motor Works automobile factory had been left abandoned. The bones and bricks of this space date back to the late 1800s and today the city of Nashville is making sure that it remains standing for years to come with a new historical marker. Today there are more than 50 local business inside the building including Antique Archaeology. Proud of the Nashville community making sure historic places like Marathon are preserved for generations to come. Marathon Village —MW www.antiquearchaeology.com

1305 building includes Marathon cars and History of Marathon! Just across the street from the retail building.      MARK...
05/08/2019

1305 building includes Marathon cars and History of Marathon! Just across the street from the retail building. MARK YOUR CALENDAR May 10 @ 5:00 reveal of the new historical marker! #marathonmotorworksnashville #marathonvillagenashville #derekleephotography #history #historicalmarker photographer : Derek Lee

May 10th this Friday at 5:00 our ceremony will be held! Come out to celebrate with us. Photographer : Anna Jaap #maratho...
05/07/2019

May 10th this Friday at 5:00 our ceremony will be held! Come out to celebrate with us. Photographer : Anna Jaap #marathonmotorworksnashville #history #historicalmarker #marathonvillagenashville

COME JOIN US! Don’t forget our Ceremony for our new historical marker is May 10 @ 5:00!  #marathonmotorworksnashville #h...
05/03/2019

COME JOIN US! Don’t forget our Ceremony for our new historical marker is May 10 @ 5:00! #marathonmotorworksnashville #history #historicalmarker #marathonvillagenashville

Come join us May 10 at 5:00 for the ceremony! #marathonmotorworksnashville #history #historicalmarker #marathonvillagena...
04/29/2019

Come join us May 10 at 5:00 for the ceremony! #marathonmotorworksnashville #history #historicalmarker #marathonvillagenashville

All through the hallways of Marathon Village is the museum. You will see pictures of William H Collier and machinery use...
04/26/2019

All through the hallways of Marathon Village is the museum. You will see pictures of William H Collier and machinery used to make cars! Come check us out while you’re in town! #derekleephotography #marathonmotorworksnashville #history #marathonvillagenashville #nashville

Ceremony has been Rescheduled to May 10th
04/26/2019

Ceremony has been Rescheduled to May 10th

RESCHEDULED: The Marathon Motor Works historical marker dedication originally planned for this afternoon at Marathon Village has been postponed until May 10th due to NFL Draft events. We will post more details in early May, so check back with us!

In the meantime, check out this cool Marathon ad from the January 7, 1912 edition of The Tennessean. 🤓

Come out and see Marathon Village! So much to do in @nashvilletn add Marathon to the list!                              ...
04/25/2019

Come out and see Marathon Village! So much to do in @nashvilletn add Marathon to the list! If you haven’t heard yet the ceremony has been moved to May 10th! #marathonmotorworksnashville #marathonvillagenashville #history #historyfacts #nfl #nfldraft #jimmybuffettconcert #nashville

Address

1305 Clinton Street Suite 100
Nashville, TN
37203

General information

The shuttered Marathon Factory was languishing in weeds and neglect when urban visionary Barry Lyle Walker recognized its potential and bought it in 1986. The project started with one building then other buildings were purchased that had been built at different periods of time throughout the car company's existence. The oldest, as well as the only two-story building was built circa 1881. Most of the other buildings were built between 1881 and 1912. Because of the different types of architecture involved, the 1988 renovation of the buildings created spaces that are truly unique. In the ruins of a building in Jackson, TN he discovered left-behind evidence of the Marathon story and launched a quest for one of the actual cars, ending with success in 1990. Since then, Walker has overseen development of his Marathon Village into a 4 block complex of artists' and photographers' studios, offices, radio station and a fitness center -- even an artisan distillery. Some buildings in the complex still are undergoing renovation, but the effort already has ensured that the Marathon name of Nashville's early automotive fame will live on in the 21st Century. The redevelopment of the 32,000 square ft. administration office building/130,000 square ft. factory into commercial studio space is in its twenty-fifth year of continual renovation. During this time there have been three distinct phases of redevelopment. The First Phase: included redevelopment of 32,000 square ft. office/administration building, complete with office suites. The Second Phase: included redevelopment of the Foundry building. The Third Phase: includes auto factory site work, sidewalls, parking lots and lights, main and secondary entrances, mail house, landscaping, and installation of the interior courtyard at 1210 Clinton Street. The Fourth: will be ongoing renovation until completion of the entire project. Website administrator: Jimmy Lawrence [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 17:30

Telephone

(615) 327-1010

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