Jubilee Hall (Fisk University)

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Jubilee Hall, Fisk University
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Jubilee Hall (Fisk University) is located in Tennessee
Jubilee Hall (Fisk University)
Location 17th Ave., N., Nashville, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°10′8″N 86°48′17″W / 36.16889°N 86.80472°W / 36.16889; -86.80472Coordinates: 36°10′8″N 86°48′17″W / 36.16889°N 86.80472°W / 36.16889; -86.80472
Built 1876
Architect Stephen D. Hatch
Architectural style Gothic
Governing body Private (Fisk University)
NRHP Reference # 71000817
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 9, 1971[1]
Designated NHL December 2, 1974[2]

Jubilee Hall on the campus of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, was the university's first permanent building, completed in 1876.[3] Funds to build Jubilee Hall were raised by the Fisk Jubilee Singers in their first European singing tour in 1873.[4][5]

The building houses a floor-to-ceiling portrait of the original Jubilee Singers that was given to the university by Queen Victoria during the 1873 tour.[4]

Jubilee Hall was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.[2][6]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Jubilee Hall, Fisk University". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  3. ^ Date given on the building's historical marker.
  4. ^ a b Fisk Jubilee Singers: Our History, accessed August 4, 2009
  5. ^ Kay Beasley, Fisk Jubilee Singers (1871–), Tennessee State University. Accessed 31 August 2006.
  6. ^ James Sheire (July 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Fisk University - Jubilee Hall" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying three photos, exterior, from 1965 and 1974 PDF (32 KB)

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