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Edmondson Home Site

 
 
Edmondson Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 17, 2012
1. Edmondson Home Site Marker
Inscription. 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 88.)
 
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. Touch for map. Located just north of the intersection of 14th Avenue South and Wade Avenue in front of Murrell School. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schofield's Jump-Off Line (approx. mile away); Nashville's First Radio Station (approx. mile away); Ward-Belmont College (approx. mile away); Belmont Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); DeFord Bailey (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Edmondson Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 17, 2012
2. Edmondson Home Site Marker
Remnants of the University of Nashville (approx. half a mile away); Roger Williams University (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hillsboro Theater (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  The Art of William Edmondson. (Submitted on February 18, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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