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The Little Theatre

 
 
The Little Theatre Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. The Little Theatre Marker.
Inscription.  The Little Theatre, circa 1860, is the oldest structure on the Fisk University campus. Erected as part of a Union Army hospital barracks during the Civil War, it was known as the "Railroad Hospital." The interior was remodeled for use as the Fisk campus theater in 1935.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 121.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicScience & MedicineWar, US Civil. 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 1860.
 
Location. 36° 9.983′ N, 86° 48.299′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. It is in FANG. Marker is at the intersection of 18th Street North and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling north on 18th Street North. Marker is on the grounds of Fisk University. Touch for map. 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
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within walking distance of this marker. Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); William Edward Burghardt DuBois (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisk University (within shouting distance of this marker); Hulda Margaret Lyttle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Talley-Brady Hall (about 300 feet away); Dr. Josie E. Wells (about 300 feet away); Thomas W. Talley (about 300 feet away); Cravath Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
The Little Theatre Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. The Little Theatre Marker.
The Little Theatre. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. The Little Theatre.
The Little Theatre image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, March 12, 2022
4. The Little Theatre
Markers placed on the Little Theatre. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
5. Markers placed on the Little Theatre.
Metropolitan Historical Commission, Architectural Award. Marker placed on the building by the Fisk Class of 1932.
 
 
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 2,167 times since then and 336 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 5, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   4. submitted on March 12, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   5. submitted on January 5, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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