The Cathedral of the Incarnation is the second Cathedral of the Diocese of Nashville. It is 93 years of age and has undergone three major renovations.
The construction of the Cathedral of the Incarnation began in 1910, with the erection of the bell tower. Four and one-half years, and about $500,000 later, the church was dedicated on July 26, 1914.
This church resembles a typical Roman basilica: a rectangular structure serving as a court of law during the Roman Empire. Such buildings were converted into Christian worship spaces by Constantine I, after 312 A.D.
Nashville architect Fred Asmus in collaboration with Bishop Byrne, based its design upon that of one of the most famous churches in Rome, Saint Martin's on the Hill. The bell tower is similar to that of Saint Damase, another church in Rome.
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