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The Harris Music Building

 
 
The Harris Music Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. The Harris Music Building Marker
Inscription. This Italianate structure was built ca. 1876 as the home of Richard Harris, an entrepreneur and owner of Harris Furniture Co. In the late 1880s, he became the first Black trustee of Fisk University. W.G. Waterman, a Fisk professor, became owner of the house, and in 1909 he conveyed ownership to Fisk. In 1927, the building became the Music Annex. In 1991, the Music Annex was rededicated as the Harris Music Building.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 145.)
 
Location. 36° 10.037′ N, 86° 48.229′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Avenue North and Phillips Street, on the right when traveling north on 17th Avenue 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. Fisk Memorial Chapel (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); Talley-Brady Hall (about 400 feet away); Samuel Allen McElwee
The Harris Music Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. The Harris Music Building Marker
(about 400 feet away); Academic Building At Fisk University (about 400 feet away); Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery (about 400 feet away); Ella Sheppard (Moore) (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings
 
The Harris Music Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. The Harris Music Building and Marker
 
 
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