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Sacred and Secular: A Tale of Two Churches

Kristen Baldwin Deathridge Middle Tennessee State University Graduate Assistant, Center for Historic Preservation kdbaldwin@gmail.com

Holy Trinity Episcopal*
*Brent Moore, March 30, 2010 **Google, 2009

Tuck Hinton, PLLC**

Nashville, 1908

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

circa 1940

1970 HABS photo

Nashville, 1908

March 28, 1960: Z. Alexander Looby and others defending lunch counter demonstrators (above) April 19, 1960: the Looby home is bombed, inspiring a silent march to city hall (above right) April 19, 1960: Mayor Ben West recommends lunch counter desegregation (right)
*all images courtesy Nashville Public Library, Civil Rights Collection

Nashville, 1908

Elm Street Methodist

1971

1897
*1897 and 1950 images, Nashville Tennessean, Feb. 5, 1950; 1971 image courtesy Tennessee Conference Commission on Archives & History

1950

Holy Trinity Celebrates its History

“Architecture must have the religion of light, a sense of light as the giver of all presences” *Louis Kahn

Selected Bibliography
All unattributed images by author. Bell, Jr., Bob. “Final Service Set June 20 for Elm Street Methodist.” In The Nashville Banner, Sat. May 22, 1971. Foster, Pamela E. Nashville’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church: The Early Years. Nashville, TN: The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal , 2002. Gavin, Michael T. Church of the Holy Trinity Nashville, Tennessee: Preservation Action Plan. Murfreesboro, TN: MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, January 2010. Hopkins, G.M. “Plate 13A.” Atlas of the City of Nashville, Tennessee: from official records, private plans and actual surveys, 1908. Scale 150 feet to an inch. Nashville, TN: Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library. http://digital.library.nashville.org/item/? CISOPTR=959&CISOROOT=%2Fnr (accessed November 2010). Hoskins, Steven. “A Restless Landscape: Building Nashville History and Seventh and Drexel.” PhD diss., Middle Tennessee State University, 2009. Lewis, John and Michael D’Orso. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1998. Nashville Tennessean. February 5, 1950 and July 18, 1971. Records of Elm Street United Methodist Church. Conference Records. Tennessee Conference Commission on Archives and History, Nashville, TN. (unprocessed records, consulted 2010). Records of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Nashville, TN. (unprocessed records, consulted 2010). U.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service. Historic American Buildings Survey. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Roy C. Pledger. HABS No. TN-135. Washington, D.C., 1970. Vanlandingham, O.H. “Elm Street.” In History of Methodist Churches and Institutions in Middle Tennessee, 1787-1956. Cullen T. Carter, ed. Nashville, TN: Parthenon Press, 1956.

Sacred and Secular: A Tale of Two Churches
Kristen Baldwin Deathridge Middle Tennessee State University Graduate Assistant, Center for Historic Preservation kdbaldwin@gmail.com