Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch

Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch (HM2FD)

Location: Nashville, TN 37208 Davidson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 10.523', W 86° 47.479'

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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.
HM NumberHM2FD
Marker Number73
Year Placed1981
Placed ByThe Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 518766 N 4003421
Decimal Degrees36.17538333, -86.79131667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.523', W 86° 47.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 31.38" N, 86° 47' 28.74" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1225 7th Ave N, Nashville TN 37208, US
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