Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Little Theatre

Marker ID: THC 3A 121
Location: on the grounds of Fisk University at the intersection of 18th Street North and Jackson Street, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.983    W 086° 48.299
  36.16638333    -86.80498333
Waymark: None


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.