Historic church on McCallie falls

For more than a century, beginning in 1899, a church building on McCallie Avenue was a local landmark, and served the congregations of several denominations.

But the building was in the news sadly this week because a portion of the structure - which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places - collapsed Tuesday.

Fortunately, there were no reported injuries, just the loss of much of the facility, requiring demolition.

The church was designed by famed architect R.H. Hunt, and originally served the congregation of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church.

In more recent years, it became the home of the congregations of Tucker Baptist Church and, later, Living Word Church. It had not been used for services since 2009, however.

The McCallie Avenue landmark surely will be missed.