Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The John Wesley Work Home
(Reverse): His father, John W. Work II, composer of the Fisk alma mater, "The Gold and Blue," was known as the rescuer and preservationist of Negro religious music. Work II's book, Folk Songs of the American Negro, was one of the first extensive studies on the origin and development of religious African-American music by a descendant of an ex-slave who lived during the time many of the songs had their beginnings.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 159.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 10.117′ N, 86° 48.217′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 17th Avenue North, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richardson House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jubilee Hall (about 400 feet away); Fisk Memorial Chapel (about 400 feet away); The Harris Music Building (about 500 feet away); Academic Building At Fisk University (about 600 feet away); Cravath Hall (about 600 feet away); Thomas W. Talley (about 600 feet away); Talley-Brady Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of John Wesley Work II (1871-1925). (Submitted on December 18, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Biography of John Wesley Work III (1901-1967). (Submitted on December 18, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Music
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,909 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.