Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Academic Building At Fisk University

Marker ID: THC 3A 122
Location: on the grounds of Fisk University, near the intersection of Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr and Meharry Boulevards, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 10.055    W 086° 48.305
  36.16758333    -86.80508333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMEKWK


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.