GALLERY: Residents rising in soggy 'Bottom'

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 12:28pm
Martin Field with his son, Justin Carter Lee Davis. Martin's mother Audrey Talley is on the left. (photo by Molly Secours)
Martin Field with his son, Justin Carter Lee Davis. Martin's mother Audrey Talley is on the left. (photo by Molly Secours)
Some of the hardest hit Nashvillians are residents of Lewis Street at the corner of Andrew T. Whitmore, the area just down the street from J.C. Napier public housing. The area is known as 'The Bottom.' (photo by Molly Secours)
Some of the hardest hit Nashvillians are residents of Lewis Street at the corner of Andrew T. Whitmore, the area just down the street from J.C. Napier public housing. The area is known as 'The Bottom.' (photo by Molly Secours)
Kawema from the Oasis Center checked on Lewis Street residents. (photo by Molly Secours)
Kawema from the Oasis Center checked on Lewis Street residents. (photo by Molly Secours)
This family lived in their tent until early this week; their house in 'The Bottom' is flooded out. (photo by Molly Secours)
This family lived in their tent until early this week; their house in 'The Bottom' is flooded out. (photo by Molly Secours)
Charles Lillard, 78, a resident of 'The Bottom,' lost his wheelchair in the flood. (photo by Molly Secours)
Charles Lillard, 78, a resident of 'The Bottom,' lost his wheelchair in the flood. (photo by Molly Secours)

'The Bottom,' a low-income area near the J.C. Napier Homes, a public housing complex, is one of the overlooked places on the post-flood Davidson County map. Writer/photographer Molly Secours spent some time there meeting residents. Here is a brief look at their situation. 

1 Comment on this post:

By: yazoo on 5/11/10 at 11:27

Good to see Mollys name again. I hope all is well with you. Also hoping that Mollys home survived the double threat of rain and the BoA~!