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Formerly known as the First Presbyterian Church, the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville Tennessee is a historic site, declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1993, mostly for its architectural significance. It was designed by William Strickland, the same architect who worked on the Tennessee State Capitol.

What makes the Downtown Presbyterian Church special is that it I designed in an Egyptian revival style. It is, in fact, one of the few remaining in this architectural style, making it a very significant structure. It was built in 1849, after two incidences of fire razed down previous buildings.

Historic events also took place in the Downtown Presbyterian Church. Former president Andrew Jackson was a member back then, and another former president, James K. Polk, was inaugurated as the Tennessee Governor in the building. It also served as a hospital during the Civil War.
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