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See smaller View from Fire Street across the deep lawn shows the depth of potentially available space. The second level, the dark level with the railing, is the approximate original street level (seen in the previous photo), but there's more space even under it.

Photo by Sheena Patrick, Sheena Patrick

View from Fire Street across the deep lawn shows the depth of potentially available space. The second level, the dark level with the railing, is the approximate original street level (seen in the previous photo), but there's more space even under it.

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  • Future attraction? Beneath Gay Street, old sidewalk space enclosed since 1919 is capturing some developers' imaginations.
  • The underside of the 90-year-old brick-lined Jackson Avenue ramp, due for replacement in the next five years. The entrance to the east side of Underground Gay Street would likely extend from here.
  • 'Fire Street,' the alley Dewhirst hopes to develop in conjunction with Underground Gay Street.
  • View of old sidewalk corridor on the east side, beneath the Emporium complex, showing the aperture of the one missing building on that block the former WNOX auditorium.
  • View from Fire Street across the deep lawn shows the depth of potentially available space. The second level, the dark level with the railing, is the approximate original street level (seen in the previous photo), but there's more space even under it.
  • Potential entrance to the west side of Underground Gay, beneath the recently vacated Volunteer Ministry Center.

After years of speculating, developer David Dewhirst is ready to take Gay Street down a notch.

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