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Stories tagged "Historical marker": 7

Fisk Memorial Chapel, designed by New York architect William Bigelow, was erected in 1892 in memory of General Clinton B. Fisk, a founder of the University. The religious and cultural center of the campus, the Chapel has welcomed foreign dignitaries,…

Founded in 1866, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were organized in 1871 to help raise money for the school's new campus in North Nashville. The original group had seven women and four men including Ella Sheppard Moore. The group was led by George White. The…

Erected in 1876, Jubilee Hall was the first permanent structure built on the Fisk University campus. Named for Fisk’s world-famous Jubilee Singers, this Victorian Gothic structure is sometimes called “frozen music.” Jubilee Hall is a National…

The Union Gospel Tabernacle was built in 1892 after steamboat captain Thomas Ryman heard Rev. Sam P. Jones speak at a tent revival in 1885. Ryman commissioned architect Hugh C. Thompson to build the Gothic Revival church, which quickly became a place…

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