Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Edmondson Home Site



Marker ID: NHC 68
Location: on 14th Avenue South north of Wade Avenue, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.242    W 086° 47.427
  36.13736666    -86.79045
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Will Edmondson, born about 1883 of former slave parents in the Hillsboro area of Davidson County, worked as a railroad and hospital laborer until 1931, when he began his primitive limestone carvings. Working without formal training, he produced some remarkable sculptures which won high praise in exhibits across the nation. He died in 1951.


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Erected: 1976