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University Architect Bishop McTyeire

Vanderbilt University was the brainchild of a trailblazing pioneer in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Bishop Holland Nimmons McTyeire. Through his inextinguishable persistence and calculated resourcefulness, Bishop McTyeire led a movement within the church to establish a southern university that would rival the venerable institutions of the North. His efforts earned him the respect of Cornelius Vanderbilt who entrusted McTyeire with the monumental duties of overseeing the founding of this university. Come delve into this case to explore the multi-faceted life of Vanderbilt University’s most influential architect and learn more about what drove this ambitious bishop.