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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Little Theater - Civil War Hospital Barracks - Fisk University

The Little Theater - Civil War Hospital Barracks - Fisk University

On a campus full of prominent historic buildings, the oldest one may be under-appreciated. According to the marker:

The Little Theater, circa 1860, is the oldest structure on the Fisk University campus. Erected as part of a Union Army hospital barracks during the Civil War, it was known as the "Railroad Hospital." The interior was remodeled for use as the Fisk campus theater in 1935.

In addition to a Nashville Historic Commission plaque on the front is this:
January 9, 1866
January 1, 1876
This building is one of the original buildings of Fisk University. During the Civil War it was used as a hospital Army barracks
--Class of 1932--

Today, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Fisk University Historic District.

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