The Nashville Church of Scientology was honored to host a large group from Historic Nashville, Inc. for a tour of the historic Fall School building, home of the church since 2009.
The Fall School Building, the Church of Scientology’s home in Nashville, is an historical landmark. Built in 1898 in a similar style to the legendary Ryman Auditorium, the 36,000 square foot facility served the area as a public school until 1970. The Church purchased the building in 2007. Many of its original features were preserved, including the hardwood floors, doors and stairwells and eight solid wood pillars capped with iron that support a central three-story atrium.
Forty members of Historic Nashville toured the church building led by the Rev. Brian Fesler, church pastor. “This church isn’t just our home in Nashville, it is a building for the community, and it is a Nashville institution. This is why it is so important to us to keep it preserved for the future,” said Fesler.
Historic Nashville Board Member Connie Gee organized the walk-through. “We are thrilled with the stewardship of the building that the church has given to this wonderful historic part of Nashville. Your attention to detail in keeping the integrity of the architecture and craftsmanship of the building is outstanding. The repurposing of the School has worked very well to keep it alive for years to come,” she said.
Established in 1968 and renamed in 1975, Historic Nashville, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 membership organization with the mission to promote and preserve the historic places that make Nashville unique. Over the years, it has successfully advocated for the preservation of such historic places the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, Hermitage Hotel, 2nd Avenue & Lower Broadway, and Shelby Street Bridge, as well as neighborhood historic districts throughout the city. For additional information, please visit www.historicnashvilleinc.org.