Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch
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 side):
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.)
Location. 36° 10.523′ N, 86° 47.479′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 7th Avenue North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1227 7th Avenue North, Nashville TN 37208, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Germantown Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adolphus Heiman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freeland's Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Original Gas Works (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tomb of James Knox Polk (approx. ¾ mile away); Holy Rosary Cathedral (approx. ¾ mile away); Marathon Motor Car (approx. ¾ mile away); Founding of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Also see . . . Church of the Assumption. Church website offers photos of the interior and history of the church. (Submitted on January 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,671 times since then and 54 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.