St. Mary's Church, Nashville

St. Mary's Church, Nashville

St. Mary's Catholic Church is a historic Catholic parish in downtown Nashville. The church building, built in 1845, is the oldest extant church in Nashville and the oldest Catholic church in Nashville.

The church was designed by Adolphus Heiman (1809–1862), who also designed a number of other notable Nashville buildings, including the State Asylum and the Italianate-style Belmont Mansion. The late antebellum Greek Revival structure features a gabled front entrance of two fluted Ionic order columns supporting a classical pediment. The cornerstone was laid in 1844 and the church was dedicated on October 31, 1847. Richard Pius Miles, the first Bishop of Nashville, was the driving force behind its construction, and he is now buried there.

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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Sight Name: St. Mary's Church
Sight Location: Nashville, USA (See walking tours in Nashville)
Sight Type: Religious

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