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Fisk Memorial Chapel

 
 
Fisk Memorial Chapel Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Fisk Memorial Chapel Marker - Front
Inscription. Fisk Memorial Chapel, deigned by New York architect William Bigelow, was erected in 1892 in memory of General Clinton B. Fisk, a founder of the University. The religious and cultural center of the campus, the Chapel has welcomed foreign dignitaries, outstanding concert artists, and renowned lecturers, such as Booker T. Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 119.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. marker series.
 
Location. 36° 10.048′ N, 86° 48.233′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 17th Avenue North, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Harris Music Building (a few steps from this marker); Cravath Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas W. Talley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Academic Building At Fisk University (about 400 feet away); Talley-Brady Hall
Fisk Memorial Chapel Marker - Back image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Fisk Memorial Chapel Marker - Back
(about 400 feet away); The John Wesley Work Home (about 400 feet away); Samuel Allen McElwee (about 400 feet away); Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Fisk Memorial Chapel image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Fisk Memorial Chapel
Architectural Detail image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
4. Architectural Detail
The guilded inscription above the entrance to the Chapel reads, "Arise, Shine, for thy Light is come and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon thee." (Isaiah 60:1, KJV)
Fisk Memorial Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Capitol News Company, circa 1930
5. Fisk Memorial Chapel
 
 
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