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125 YEARS AGO: THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM OFFICIALLY OPENED

125 years

One-hundred and twenty-five years ago, in 1892, the historic Ryman Auditorium was completed.

Although it was known as the Union Gospel Tabernacle at the time, the venue set a precedent in Nashville as a place for music and entertainment. Conceived and created by Thomas Ryman, the Ryman Auditorium was originally intended as a permanent location for revival preacher Samuel Porter Jones — who had been conducting tent revivals, trying to convert people to Christianity all over the country — to preach. When Ryman became a believer, he decided to build a space dedicated to Jones’ work.

However, other groups and organizations quickly saw the value of a space like the Ryman Auditorium.

READ how it evolved to what it is today, shared from The Boot HERE: http://bit.ly/2kit2xF

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