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Cleveland in Bradley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pathway Press

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Pathway Press Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 16, 2021
1. Pathway Press Marker
Inscription.  Beginning in 192o, this site has variously served publishing, educational, worship and administrative ministries of the Church of God. The publishing ministry began with the first issue of “The Evening Light and Church of God Evangel” on March 1, 1910. Along with the monthly “Church of God Evangel,” the press publishes periodicals, Sunday school literature, song books, books and other printed resources. The name Pathway Press was adopted in 1956.

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• The Church of God built an Assembly Auditorium on the southeast corner of Eleventh Street and Montgomery Avenue in 1920. The auditorium served annual Assemblies from 1920 to 1933. The North Cleveland Church worshipped in the auditorium until 1939, and the Bible Training School, now Lee University, used the facilities until 1938.
• In 1913 General Overseer and Editor A. J. Tomlinson constructed a 20 x 30 feet building at 2524 Grant Street to print the “Church of God Evangel.” Tomlinson moved the general overseer's office there in 1915, and the building was expanded three times before a new printing and office building was constructed here on
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Montgomery Avenue.
• The Church of God Publishing House, along with the international offices of the denomination, relocated from Grant Street to this site in 1935. The denomination's administrative offices moved to its current Keith Street location in 1068, and Pathway Press relocated to Twenty-Fifth Street in 2008.
• Under the trade name Tennessee Music and Printing Company, Pathway Press is one of the largest publishers of shape note music in the world, including millions of copies of its best-selling “Church Hymnal.” Music based on seven shapes rather than round notes remains popular because of its case of learning.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunications. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1910.
 
Location. 35° 9.759′ N, 84° 52.034′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Tennessee, in Bradley County. Marker is on Montgomery Avenue NE north of 9th Street NE, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the Lee University campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1080 Montgomery Ave NE, Cleveland TN 37311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Darlia McLuhan Conn Forum and Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Former Site of the Old Auditorium (approx. 0.3 miles away); Former Site of the Music Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hardwick-Jarnagin House
Pathway Press Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 16, 2021
2. Pathway Press Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Cleveland Bradley County Public Library Facilities (approx. 0.3 miles away); Craigmiles House—Carmichael Annex (approx. 0.3 miles away); Former Site of Hughes Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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