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Where'd That Go? #0001 - Billy Graham statue

(Photo: File / The Tennessean)

We're kicking off a new series here at the Batch blog to examine some of the bygones of Nashville past in an effort to find out what happened. Nashville ain't what it used to be, and we're determined to find out why.

Remember the large Billy Graham statue that was at the corner of Rosa Parks and Commerce? Erected in 2006, the statue was produced by Wyoming artist and Baptist bivocational pastor Terrell O’Brien. LifeWay sold their 15-acre downtown campus that for $125 million in November 2015. It was scheduled to be removed on June 8, 2016 (slightly delayed when it was realized that the statue was held in place by grout). Dismantled in June 2016, it was installed at LifeWay’s Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center near Asheville, N.C. Now you know where'd that go.

Have something in Nashville that you'd like to know where'd that go? Comment below and we'll try to find out.


Rob Williams
Rob Williams


Rob Williams is the co-founder and Chief Branding Officer for Batch. He enjoys running, listening to podcasts and spending time with his wife and daughter at local swimming holes.