Lifeway Christian Resources Campus

Broadway to Church Street from 9th Avenue North to the Gulch, buildings from 1913

Originally called the Baptist Sunday School Board, Lifeway Christian Resources is the publishing arm of the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention and has operated at this campus for 120 years. The 15-acre downtown campus is important for both its history and architecture as the home of an important religious publishing house based in Nashville.

The nine-building campus includes the Frost Building, a five-story Neoclassical Revival-style building constructed in 1913 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Sullivan Tower, an 11-story Art Deco-style high-rise constructed in phases from 1941-1953. Both architecturally distinctive buildings were designed by local architectural firm Hart Freeland Roberts. Lifeway is in the process of selling the campus to a consortium of local and national developers for a mixed-use redevelopment, including office, retail, residential, entertainment and a hotel. The developers have also acquired adjacent historic buildings along Church Street.

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