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East End United Methodist Church
1212 Holly St

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Parishioners at East End United Methodist Church still worship in the same sanctuary they did 100 years ago. The pipe organ, donated in part by Andrew Carnegie, is still used during worship.- Tennessean

“East End Methodist Church was established in 1889, but it soon outgrew the first building it constructed at 1100 Fatherland… In 1905, the congregation purchased the land on Holly Street for $2,500 and funded the $14,000 needed to start basic construction. On Oct. 27, 1907, the sanctuary was complete and a capacity crowd attended worship service and laid the cornerstone.

The sanctuary is lined with stained glass windows, which were purchased by members in honor of deceased loved ones. The main window serves as a tribute to the Rev. W.R. Warren, the church’s first pastor.

The pipe organ, which is still used today, was purchased in 1912 for $2,000. Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated $1,000, while the congregation provided the other $1,000 by pledging one penny for each year of their age and each inch of their height.”

By ANGELA PATTERSON, Staff Writer for the Tennessean

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