East of the River

Stone-Campbell/Restoration churches in East Nashville…there are several and there were many more.  I refer you to Chris Cotten’s paper for the historical meat.  Below all you’ll get is photographic milk, as it were.  What you need is a map of Nashville in order to see how very close all these churches are to each other.  I’m still thinking of some way to do that, perhaps with Google earth or something.  I’ve not photographed the churches in Chris’ neighborhood (in old North Edgefield).  He lives north and west of Main Street/Gallatin Road.  The churches in that little area did some remarkable things back in the day.  Today they are gone, but that is another story for another day.  The churches you’ll see below are east and south of Main Street.  Again, here is where a map would be helpful.  There’s no special order to the pics below.  If you have any old pictures, documents or ephemera (or if you know someone who does), please…please, contact me.  I’d really enjoy seeing them and hearing the stories.  It’s not too late to preserve the stories of these churches, but we must act now.

11th Street Church of Christ

11th Street Church of Christ

 

11th Street Church of Christ

11th Street Church of Christ

11th Street Church of Christ

11th Street Church of Christ

Eastview Church of Christ

Eastview Church of Christ

Shelby Avenue Church of Christ

Shelby Avenue Church of Christ

Shelby Avenue Church of Christ

Shelby Avenue Church of Christ

Shelby Avenue Church of Christ

Shelby Avenue Church of Christ

Shelby Avenue Church of Christ cornerstone

Shelby Avenue Church of Christ cornerstone

Russell Street Church of Christ, 1913-1998

Russell Street Church of Christ, 1913-1998

Russell Street Church of Christ met in this building from 1913-1998

Russell Street Church of Christ met in this building from 1913-1998

Russell Street Cumberland Presbyterian Church cornerstone.  Russell Street Church of Christ had attached a metal plaque, with their name, covering this stone.

Russell Street Cumberland Presbyterian Church cornerstone. Russell Street Church of Christ had attached a metal plaque, with their name, covering this stone.

17th Street Christian Church, 1917-1950's? 17th Street continues as Madison Christian Church

17th Street Christian Church, 1917-1950

17th Street Christian Church

17th Street Christian Church

17th Street Christian Church cornerstone

17th Street Christian Church cornerstone

17th Street Christian Church cornerstone

17th Street Christian Church cornerstone

Location of the Woodland Street Christian Church, NE corner of 5th and Woodland Streets.  The lot is now a parking lot for First Church, Nazarence.

Location of the Woodland Street Christian Church, NE corner of 5th and Woodland Streets. The lot is now a parking lot for First Church, Nazarence.

Mac is Special Collections Librarian and Archivist at Abilene Christian University.

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