Children of the 80s
Concept: “This old church can’t pay the bills…” (Hunger)
The Tabernacle was once an important Baptist church, one of the more venerable in the city, dating back to the late 19th century, although it moved to its current location just before the Great War. It peaked during the 1950s, but has been in steady decline ever since, a victim of the systemic decline of Atlanta’s inner city areas throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Lately, the Tabernacle has been the subject of some kind of turf war between several of the elders. Lord Sebastian Somerset, the Keeper of Elysium, has been attempting to get it declared a historic landmark; his efforts were thwarted in 1989 but he persists. Empress Anna of the Nosferatu has been vocal about her efforts to turn the building into a concert venue, and it looks like she may be winning the battle of influence on that front, possibly with the help of Sophie Montoya, who has strong ties to another somewhat similar venue in town (The Masquerade). In December of 1991, the remaining congregation of about a hundred voted to cease having services there and ordered the trustees to find a buyer.
For the time being, the building and its mysteries remain abandoned and unexploited.
- The Veiled Passage: One runs underneath