Second Presbyterian Church (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

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Second Presbyterian Church
Second Presbyterian Church (Chattanooga, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Second Presbyterian Church (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
Location 700 Pine St., Chattanooga, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°2′53″N 85°18′45″W / 35.04806°N 85.31250°W / 35.04806; -85.31250Coordinates: 35°2′53″N 85°18′45″W / 35.04806°N 85.31250°W / 35.04806; -85.31250
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1890
Architect Hunt,Reuben Harrison
Governing body Private
MPS Hunt, Reuben H., Buildings in Hamilton County TR
NRHP Reference # 80003822[1]
Added to NRHP February 29, 1980

Second Presbyterian Church is a historic church at 700 Pine Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee, affiliated with Presbyterian Church USA.

The Gothic Revival building, designed by Reuben Harrison Hunt, was built in 1890. It is the oldest building designed by Hunt that is still extant in Chattanooga.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

Since 1984 the undercroft of the church's main building has been used for a homeless shelter, operated as a cooperative project of Second Presbyterian Church and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. St. Matthew's Men's Night Shelter started as a winter-only emergency shelter for homeless men. It now operates year-round to provide overnight housing for men who are participating in a rehabilitative program, such as the program of the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Hunt, Reuben H., Buildings in Hamilton County Thematic Resources". National Park Service. 1980. 
  3. ^ "Men's Shelter". Second Presbyterian Church. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 

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