Historic Markers Across Tennessee



St. Patrick Catholic Church



Marker ID: NHC 91
Location: 1219 Second Avenue South, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.675    W 086° 45.848
  36.14458333    -86.76413333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGCMM
 



Text:

Erected in 1890 and named for Ireland’s patron saint, this Second Empire style church was built to serve South Nashville’s growing Irish Catholic population. Until 1954, the Sisters of Mercy taught a grade school here. Since the 1890s, the Irish Travelers, a unique clan of American nomads, have come here periodically for weddings and funerals.


Notes:

Erected: 1993