Nashville August 03, 2016
There’s No Chapel In The World Like This One In Nashville
The Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee has a history that sets this small southern “It” town on fire. With a past that dates back to the Civil War and an interior design that’s unlike any other in the United States, you’re sure to fall completely in love. Take a look at this chapel, then visit yourself- this is one beautiful place.
Originally known as The First Presbyterian Church, shown here circa 1866, the name was changed to The Downtown Presbyterian Church after 1955. It is currently listed as a National Historic Landmark.
The church was designed by the famed William Strickland, and opened for the first time in 1851. This photo dates back to around 1946, though the precise date is not known.
You can visit the church now, it's located at 154 Fifth Avenue in Downtown Nashville. Interesting fact? In 1954, the church split over a disagreement regarding school segregation.
The church interior was modeled after the design of an ancient Egyptian temple. Note the six large columns at the front of the sanctuary.
Due to its stunning and realistic design, the church is a prime example of Egyptian Revival architecture and remains one of the most lauded in the United States.
The Egyptian design made headway in 1882, but for the three decades beforehand the church was much humbler, and served as a hospital for soldiers during the Civil War.
Nashville has a stunning bit of history, right here. It's a gorgeous depiction of the past, touting the stunning reality of northern Africa's artistic prowess.
Still curious about these holy places? Check out our list of
churches in Tennessee.