There was no other traffic in sight, so I jumped out of the truck and took these photos. Prince put the info in google search and found a www.newschannel5.com article 11-2-2008 which proceeded to tell a little about the statues. According to them, "Business owners along Dickerson Pike hope a herd of buffalo will help stomp out a negative image." The buffalo were slated to appear in 2009. According to history buffalo once roamed in the area and they are to pay homage to the area's history. There are 8 life size buffalo at North First Street at the cost of $100,000 to $200,000 provided by the state and local grants. There is a ten year plan to include sidewalks and landscape. For years, my Uncle Roy ran a tavern and barbecue place called R & R on North First Street. I never went into the tavern but the barbecue was the best in town. The Christian men could always cook. While closing up one night Uncle Roy was careless and left his 22 pistol unattended. (The unsavory area of North First made the necessity of going armed) and his little grandson picked up the pistol and accidentally shot him. He spent over a year recovering and now is wheel chair bound. He is the only living sibling of my Mother.
Anyway, the long and short is this area will need more than statues to change the image.
The kitty justice is as long as killings, drugs and prostitutes continue in this area, a few statues, sidewalks and landscaping will never hide the image of that side of Nashville.