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Second Presbyterian Church, Pontatoc Avenue & Hernando Street, Memphis, Shelby County, TN



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B&W Photos

HB1084845
General View, From Northwest

HB1084846
General View, From Southwest

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West (front) Elevation

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South Elevation, Looking Northwest

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Covered Porch And 'tower'

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Detail Of Covered Porch, South Elevation

HB1084851
Cornerstone, Located On Main Tower's Front Buttress

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Detail Of Platform Area

HB1084853
Detail Of Organ Recess

HB1084854
Cut Of The Church Building As It Appeared On The Printed Program Of The January 1, 1893 Dedication Service.


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Item Title


Location
Pontatoc Avenue & Hernando Street, Memphis, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-186
Significance: Constructed as the Second Presbyterian Church in 1891, this Gothic Church is most famous under the name Claiborn Temple when it served as the center for the great civil rights movement of the 1960s.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, FROM NORTHWEST
2. GENERAL VIEW, FROM SOUTHWEST
3. WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
4. SOUTH ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. COVERED PORCH AND 'TOWER'
6. DETAIL OF COVERED PORCH, SOUTH ELEVATION
7. CORNERSTONE, LOCATED ON MAIN TOWER'S FRONT BUTTRESS
8. DETAIL OF PLATFORM AREA
9. DETAIL OF ORGAN RECESS
10. CUT OF THE CHURCH BUILDING AS IT APPEARED ON THE PRINTED PROGRAM OF THE JANUARY 1, 1893 DEDICATION SERVICE.


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