Preserving Our Past.
Creating Our Community.
To preserve the historic Lindsley Avenue Church and enhance it's connection to the community.
A Message From Our Board
Built when electric trolleys served the citizens of Nashville, the beautiful Lindsley Avenue Church has witnessed many changes to its neighborhood in the past 135 years. Many of Nashville's historic buildings were demolished in the name of "progress" before historic preservation efforts began to grow in Nashville. The Lindsley Avenue Church itself narrowly survived the construction of Interstate 40 in the 1960s which now runs through the church's back yard.
In addition to changes in city infrastructure, the Lindsley Avenue Church has also weathered the storms of social and economic upheavals in Nashville. Over the decades, a remnant of faithful members managed to maintain the church through World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, integration, and urban decay.
For over 100 years the church has been home to the Lindsley Avenue Church of Christ. With its prominent, central location, the Lindsley Avenue Church has remained a beacon of hope to the inner-city community.
With the construction of the Tennessee Titan's stadium in 1998, and more recently the Music City Center in 2013, the Lindsley Avenue Church is again witness to dramatic change in downtown Nashville. Residential development in nearby neighborhoods is happening a an incredible rate.
The historic Lindsley Avenue Church continues to serve as a conspicuous landmark connecting the glory of the past to the exciting future of Nashville, and P.L.A.N. exists to ensure that this special building will be here for future generations.
The trustees of P.L.A.N. are a 'working' board who serve voluntarily in performing executive, administrative, and fund-raising functions. Our sole purpose is the preservation of the historic Lindsley Avenue Church building. All donations go directly towards renovation projects, many of which are described on this website.