Young Women's Christian Association Building (Nashville, Tennessee)

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Young Women's Christian Association Building
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The Young Women's Christian Association Building in 2014
Young Women's Christian Association Building (Nashville, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Young Women's Christian Association Building (Nashville, Tennessee)
Young Women's Christian Association Building (Nashville, Tennessee) is located in the United States
Young Women's Christian Association Building (Nashville, Tennessee)
Location211 7th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Coordinates36°9′46″N 86°47′00.4″W / 36.16278°N 86.783444°W / 36.16278; -86.783444Coordinates: 36°9′46″N 86°47′00.4″W / 36.16278°N 86.783444°W / 36.16278; -86.783444
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built1911
ArchitectShattuck and Hussey
Architectural styleGeorgian Revival
NRHP reference #82001727[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 16, 1982

The Young Women's Christian Association Building, also known as the Jacques-Miller Office Building, is a historic building in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Location[edit]

The building is in Nashville, the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee.[2][3] It is located downtown, at 211 7th Avenue North,[3] between Church Street and Union Street, opposite the back of the Sheraton Nashville Downtown.[4]

History[edit]

The six-storey building was completed in 1911.[3] It was designed in the Georgian Revival architectural style by Shattuck and Hussey, an architectural firm based in Chicago.[3] Inside, there is a large cast-iron neweled staircase.[3] Percy Warner, a prominent Nashville businessman, served as Chairman of the Building Committee.[3] It was dedicated on May 9, 1911.[3]

The building was home to the Nashville chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association.[3] The association offered boarding facilities for Christian women as well as a gymnasium and a job centre.[3] The first floor was home to the Ophelia Clifton Atchison Memorial Library, named for the mother of Nashville banker and philanthropist, John Hill Eakin.[3]

The first chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Nashville No. 1, rented the Vespers room of the YWCA building from 1917 to 1927 for their meetings.[5]

In 1982, the building was redeveloped as an office building.[3] It was renamed the Jacques-Miller Office Building.[3]

Architectural significance[edit]

It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since December 16, 1982.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Young Women's Christian Association Building". National Park Service. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Young Women's Christian Association Building". National Park Service. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Google Maps
  5. ^ Simpson, John A. (2003). Edith D. Pope and Her Nashville Friends: Guardians of the Lost Cause in the Confederate Veteran. Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press. p. 83. ISBN 9781572332119. OCLC 428118511.