125 YEARS AGO: THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM OFFICIALLY OPENED
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