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FANG in Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Harris Music Building

 
 
The Harris Music Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 36° 10.037′ N, 86° 48.229′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. It is in FANG. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Avenue North and Phillips Street, on the right when traveling north on 17th Avenue North. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); William Edward Burghardt DuBois (about 400 feet away); Talley-Brady Hall (about 400 feet away); Samuel Allen McElwee (about 400 feet away); Academic Building At Fisk University (about 400 feet away); Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
The Harris Music Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. The Harris Music Building Marker
The Harris Music Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. The Harris Music Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,542 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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