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Christ Church Episcopal added to National Register of Historic Places

Christ Church Episcopal in Chattanooga. - Photo by David Laprad | Hamilton County Herald

The Tennessee Historical Commission recently added Christ Church Episcopal in Chattanooga to the National Register of Historic Places.

Build around 1906, the brick church is trimmed in stone and features pointed arch windows, buttresses flanking several sides and a large rose window, all of which were important elements of the Gothic Revival style, says the commission.

Inside, dark molded wood wainscotting, door trim and stairs embellish the sanctuary.

Around 1929, Ralph Adams Cram, a nationally-known architect who designed many notable Gothic Revival buildings, drew up the interior remodeling of the church. Chattanooga architect Louis Bull was the supervising architect for the remodel.

The remodel included an arcaded colonnade. In 1957, a brick addition was built at the rear of the building. Christ Church congregation continues to maintain the church.

The THC also recently added four other Tennessee buildings to the National Register, including a log building, two commercial buildings in Memphis and one other church.

The THC is the state agency that serves as the State Historic Preservation Office.

“Tennessee has a tremendous inheritance of important historic places that are highlighted by the diversity of these recent National Register listings,” says State Historic Preservation Officer and Executive Director Patrick McIntyre.

Source: Tennessee Historical Commission