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Historic East End United Methodist Church set to be demolished – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-09-17 16:49:50 –

East Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) — Building a home of solid faith is the foundation of the East End United Methodist Church.

Rev. Scott Marshall-Kimball knew the challenges he was facing when he saw the destruction of a 115-year-old place of worship on Holly Street in East Nashville. March 3 Tornado outbreak 2020..

“We really really really wanted to save the building. We really focused on it because the sanctuary was a very meaningful place for so many people,” says Marshall Kimball. increase.

Engineers tried to stabilize the building, but the congregation wanted the cornerstone of the neighborhood to remain.

“Unfortunately, as the years went by, with more reports from engineers, contractor pricing, and architects, it became increasingly clear that the structure was too unstable to store.” Marshall- Kimball explains.

The Historical Planning Commission has approved the demolition of the church, which Marshall Kimball says was a difficult decision for everyone involved.

“There is a lot of collective sadness, but there is also a lot of collective hope.”

We hope that Beacon on the hill will continue to be the home of the church that everyone feels welcomed.

“The new building we would like to propose immediately is very similar, especially to the front façade of the church, the large staircase, and the large stained glass windows that have been blown away. We will do our best to help.”

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It is unknown when the dismantling will begin.

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