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

Academic Building At Fisk University

 
 
Academic Building At Fisk University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Academic Building At Fisk University Marker
Inscription.  The Academic Building at Fisk University was designed by Nashville architect Moses McKissack and was made possible by a gift from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. On May 22, 1908, William H. Taft, later 27th President of the United States, laid the cornerstone. This building served as the first library at Fisk.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 122.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries, the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1866.
 
Location. 36° 10.055′ N, 86° 48.305′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. It is in Fang. Marker is on the grounds of Fisk University, near the intersection of Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr and Meharry Boulevards. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas W. Talley (within shouting distance of this marker); Talley-Brady Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Cravath Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Josie E. Wells (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meharry Medical College (about 300 feet away); Hulda Margaret Lyttle (about 300 feet away); Centennial of Pi Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc (about 300 feet away); Fisk Jubilee Singers (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Academic Building At Fisk University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Academic Building At Fisk University Marker
Academic Building At Fisk University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Academic Building At Fisk University Marker
Academic Building At Fisk University image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
4. Academic Building At Fisk University
 
 
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 2,165 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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