Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cravath Hall

Marker ID: THC 3A 154
Location: on the grounds of Fisk University, on the grounds of Fisk University, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 10.029    W 086° 48.265
  36.16715    -86.80441666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGT2R


This neo-Gothic structure first served as the Erastus M. Cravath Memorial Library. Named for Cravath, the university's first president (1875-1900), it was designed by Nashville architect Henry Hibbs and built in 1929-30. The interior walls depict several murals by Aaron Douglas, the leading Harlem or Negro Renaissance painter and founder of the Fisk Art Department.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission