The Fourth Avenue Church of Christ, located here, grew out of a meeting conducted in Franklin in 1833. For several years, the congregation met in members’ homes as well as the Masonic Lodge, finally constructing their first building in 1851 at this location. Typical in that it had two front doors, one for men and one for women and children, it sustained major damage during the Civil War. The church was not restored until 1885, when the two front doors were replaced by one with a central aisle. By 1914, more space was needed, and a new structure was built, and included the stained glass windows still seen today. Just 13 years later, a tornado severely damaged that building—but spared the stained glass windows—and the rebuilding resulted in the present church building you see today.