Broad Street UMC - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 32.968 W 082° 33.461
17S E 360585 N 4046024
Quick Description: Broad Street UMC is part of the original design for historical Church Circle
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2008 7:49:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM4XPC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
Views: 9

Long Description:
Kingsport is a planned city laid out around the early 1910's to take advantage of the intersection of navigable Holston River and Clinchfield railroad with the area's natural resources. Part of the original master plan was Church Circle (waymark WM4RV7) with First Baptist (waymark WM4QPB), First Presbyterian, Broad Street Methodist, and First Methodist churches occupying the main spokes. A downtown hotel (now replaced with a bank) and the electric power company headquarters are the other two buildings on the circle. In 1969, the two methodist churches merged. The surplus building became the fine arts center for Kingsport, until the former John Sevier school (waymark WM4RK5) was renovated for this purpose. The building was returned to the UMC which converted it to an activities center. There is actually a tunnel under the street to join these two buildings. Broad Street UMC continues its growth with the addition of a new children's education wing.

Street address is 100 E Church Circle, although no parking is there. There are two parking lots behind the main building and the activities building.
Active church?: Yes

Year Built: 1916

Service times:
Traditional Worship in Church Sanctuary 8:30 am, 9:40 am, 10:45 am Contemporary Worship in Church Fellowship Hall 8:30 am, 10:45 am Sunday School All Ages - 9:30 am Our Father's Place in Chapel 4:00 pm (worship for persons with special needs)

Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

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