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Cravath Hall

 
 
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By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Cravath Hall Marker
Inscription. This neo-Gothic structure first served as the Erastus M. Cravath Memorial Library. Named for Cravath, the university's first president (1875-1900), it was designed by Nashville architect Henry Hibbs and built in 1929-30. The interior walls depict several murals by Aaron Douglas, the leading Harlem or Negro Renaissance painter and founder of the Fisk Art Department.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 154.)
 
Location. 36° 10.029′ N, 86° 48.265′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from 17th Avenue North. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fisk University. 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. Thomas W. Talley (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harris Music Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Talley-Brady Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisk Memorial Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Academic Building At Fisk University (within shouting distance of
Cravath Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Cravath Hall Marker
this marker); The Little Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery (about 300 feet away); Hulda Margaret Lyttle (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
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Cravath Hall image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Cravath Hall
Cravath Hall image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
4. Cravath Hall
 
 
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