Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Gabriel McKissack



Marker ID: THC 3F 40
Location: Grigsby St (US 31A) at Childers Street, Pulaski, TN
County: Giles
Coordinates: N 35° 12.350    W 087° 1.543
  35.20583333    -87.02571666
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

During the years following the Civil War, Gabriel Moses McKissack (1840-1923) laid the foundation in Giles County for a family building tradition that included the first black architectural firm in the United States, Nashville's McKissack and McKissack. Numerous building throughout Tennessee were designed by the McKissack firm. A carpenter and a son of a master craftsman and freedman Moses I. Gabriel fathered six sons with whom many Giles County buildings are associated.
Tennessee Historical Commission