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Stories tagged "architecture": 8

In 1913, the Baptist Sunday School Board, now known as Lifeway Christian Resources, built the Frost Building at 161 Eighth Avenue North. The building was named for Dr. J.M. Frost, the first chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention’s…

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,…

The French-Starr Building on Fifth Avenue was first built and occupied by the Jesse French Piano & Organ Company. The architecture is Victorian/Queen Anne style, and the four-story building has an ornate sheet metal facade. Originally established in…

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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