courtesy Beth Hardaway-
"The church with car
parked in front is original building of the Church of the Advent,
I have a book which was issued by Christ Church(now Cathedral) in 1929
upon its centennial. This picture is in the book along with an
article about the Church of the Advent.
According to the book, Advent was begun in 1857 by members of Christ
The building pictured here was not completed until 1866. It remained
at this location until
moving to 17th
Avenue in 1910.
The Church of the Advent moved from the 17th Avenue location in early
70s. The present building(just N of Old Hickory Blvd. on Franklin Rd.)
has a cornerstone with the dates 1857-1910-1973 on it."
roof makes me think of a church that was across the street
from the hotel in which I stayed when I attended a high school Beta
Club convention in Nashville in about 1948. There was a snow
the night, and when I looked out the window, I thought that steep,
snow-covered roof was about the most exotic and beautiful thing I'd
ever seen. Very European-looking.
MAYBE we were staying at the Sam Davis Hotel--so was that on 7th
Avenue at Commerce? And maybe that was an Episcopal church. Or
- Carolyn Whitaker Crowley