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Carnegie Library
Carnegie Library
File Nameshades_fisk_0002.jpg
CreatorMcKissack III, Moses (1879-1952)
TitleCarnegie Library
Alternate TitleFisk University Academic Building (Carnegie Hall)
DescriptionTwo-story brick building with stone foundation and rooftop skylight
Historical noteMoses McKissack III (1879-1952) moved to Nashville in 1905 and began working as an architect, drawing on skills that he had learned from his father, Gabriel Moses McKissack (1840-1922), in Pulaski. Gabriel was born into slavery in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where he learned his trade from his father, a master brick mason. The year after he designed the Carnegie Library for Fisk University, McKissack was listed as an architect in the Nashville City Directory. This fine building continues in use today.
SubjectLibrary buildings; Carnegie libraries; Architecture; McKissack & McKissack
ThemeBuilding a Future Through Opportunity
Geographic LocationUnited States -- Tennessee -- Nashville; United States -- Tennessee -- Spring Hill; United States -- Tennessee --Pulaski
Time period1900-1909
Contributing InstitutionFisk University Library
RightsImages reproduced on this website are intended for individual, educational use only. For research inquiries about specific objects or requests for high resolution images, contact the Fisk University Franklin Library, Special Collections, Nashville, Tennessee.
Credit lineFisk University Franklin Library, Special Collections, Nashville, Tennessee
TypeStill image
Digital PublisherDigital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
Reference URL,171
Archival fileshades3/shades_fisk_0002.jpg
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