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Historic Nashville cathedral gets major renovation

Catholic Diocese hopes to complete renovations by Palm Sunday
Posted: 3:25 PM, Mar 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-21 00:23:02Z
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A local Nashville cathedral is undergoing a 14-week indoor renovation project.

If you walk inside the Cathedral of the Incarnation on West End Avenue you can't help but notice the scaffolding.

EverGreene Architectural Arts is spearheading the project. Reverend Edward Steiner said the last time the church was upgraded was 31 years ago.

"It's just become spectacular. I'm seeing the whole church in a way that I've never seen it before," he said.

From the 42-foot ceiling to the Stations of the Cross, crews are applying coats of fresh paint and fixing the moldings to have the church appear like its original state.

"There's nothing like this in the city of Nashville it's very Italianesque-style of architecture. In terms of architecture it's a true basilica," Steiner said.

Steiner said Phase One of the project cost about $700,000 which was raised by the church.