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Germantown in Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch

 
 
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Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Assumption Church Marker
Inscription.  
Assumption Church
Nashville’s second oldest Catholic church, dedicated Aug. 14, 1859, its rectory on right was added in 1874, school on left in 1879. The present altar, windows, and steeple were added later. The Germantown neighborhood grew around it; sermons were often in German until World War I. The parish has produced many nuns and priests, including Archbishop John Floersh and Cardinal Stritch.

Cardinal Stritch
Samuel Stritch, born Aug. 17, 1887, southwest corner Fifth and Madison, entered Assumption School at age 7. Ordained when 22, he sang his first Mass here, was priest in Memphis and Nashville, Bishop of Toledo, Archbishop of Milwaukee, Archbishop of Chicago. Named Cardinal in 1946, he was called to Rome in 1958 to head Catholic missions, thus became first American member of the Roman Curia.
 
Erected 1981 by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 73.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion
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. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 14, 1859.
 
Location. 36° 10.523′ N, 86° 47.479′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. It is in Germantown. Marker is on 7th Avenue North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1227 7th Ave N, Nashville TN 37208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centenary Methodist Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Catherine Schweiss Strobel (within shouting distance of this marker); George & Nathan “Nearest” Green & Jack Daniels (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Germantown Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ratterman Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Germantown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Street Music Scene (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Germantown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Church of the Assumption (Nashville, Tennessee). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 12, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch Marker
Assumption Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Assumption Church Marker
Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
4. Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch Marker
Assumption Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
5. Assumption Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,014 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 17, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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