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Historic treasure: Tennessee church to receive recognition


East Main Church of Christ minister Wayne Lankford stands in the auditorium. The church was built in 1900. (Photo by Jim Davis, Daily News Journal, via www.dnj.com)

The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro, Tenn., reports:

East Main Street Church of Christ is rich in history in so many ways. And on Dec. 5, two of three structures on the church property will receive recognition as historic treasures.
“The (current older) church building was built in 1900 at a cost of $20,000, said Sue Weller, a member of the church for more than 20 years. “It used to have a bell tower on it. The entryway to the church was on the Academy Street side. When they took the bell tower down, they added the stairs.”
During a 1920 renovation, the church floored over stairs and put the stairs outside the building on the Main Street side.
The church itself dates back to 1811, according to Weller. The first building was constructed in 1833, near where Captain D’s is now on Broad Street in Murfreesboro. Baptisms were by immersion in Lytle Creek.

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