Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Edmondson Home Site
Will Edmondson, born about 1883 of former slave parents in the Hillsboro area of Davidson County, worked as a railroad and hospital laborer until 1931, when he began his primitive limestone carvings. Working without formal training, he produced some remarkable sculptures which won high praise in exhibits across the nation. He died in 1951.
Erected 1977 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 68.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 36° 8.242′ N, 86° 47.427′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 14th Avenue South north of Wade Avenue, on the right. Located just north of the intersection of 14th Avenue South and Wade Avenue in front of Murrell School. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Edmondson Studio and Home Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Schofield's Jump-Off Line (approx. ¼ mile away); Nashville's First Radio Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Ward-Belmont College (approx. ¼ mile away); Belmont Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nashville's Music Row (approx. 0.3 miles away); Betty Chiles Nixon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rev. Bill Barnes (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Also see . . .
1. William Edmondson. Smithsonian American Art Museum entry (Submitted on February 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The Art of William Edmondson. Cheekwood (Tennessee Botanical Garden and Museum of Art) display, January 28 - April 23, 2000 (Submitted on February 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on March 24, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. 3. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.