Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First Baptist Church

Marker ID: NHC 125
Location: 108 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.565    W 086° 46.829
  36.15941666    -86.78048333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD3T5


Organized in 1820, this is the church's third downtown location. The elaborate Gothic tower is all that remains of the Matthews & Thompson building that stood at this location from 1886 to 1967. The Baptist Sunday School Board, now one of the world's largest publishers of religious materials, was organized here in 1891. Edwin Keeble Associates designed the new building, which opened in 1970.

Erected 2007 by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 125.)