Griggs Hall

Griggs Hall (HM1L7)

Location: Nashville, TN 37207 Davidson County
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N 36° 12.183', W 86° 47.383'

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Built in 1925, Griggs Hall is the original building on the American Baptist Theological Seminary campus, now American Baptist College. It was named for father and son, Drs. Allen R. and Sutton E. Griggs. In 1901, the younger Griggs founded and operated the Orion Publishing Company. The author of more than 33 books, five of which were novels, Dr. Sutton E. Griggs is studied for his response to the racial injustices of his day. From 1925 to 1926, he served as president of the school.

During the 1960s, Griggs Hall was the "home" of several seminary students who organized and led sit-ins, freedom rides, and other civil rights movements in Nashville, the South, and the nation. The student organizers were influenced by their homiletics professor, the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, Sr., pastor of the First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill, a local leader in the African-American Community.
HM NumberHM1L7
Marker Number3A 182
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 518903 N 4006490
Decimal Degrees36.20305000, -86.78971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 12.183', W 86° 47.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 12' 10.98" N, 86° 47' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)615, 865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1623 Haynes Meade Cir, Nashville TN 37207, US
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