Columbus' First Theater historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Columbus' First Theater historical marker
Creator:
Hooks, Byron
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Muscogee County
Theaters--Georgia--Columbus
Location:
United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus, 32.46098, -84.98771
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: 828 Broadway, Columbus
Text of marker: "COLUMBUS' FIRST THEATER. A pioneer theatrical entrepreneur, Sol Smith, 1801-1869, built many theaters in the Deep South, including New Orleans and Mobile and the first permanent theater west of the Mississippi in St. Louis, a city that he and partner Noah Ludlow dominated. Smith came to Columbus in 1831 to a primitive log structure in the 800 block of Broadway, which builder Asa Bates had completed in one week. "Pizzaro" was his company's first production there. Later, Smith toured Georgia's theater circuit accompanied by friend Mirabeau B. Lamar, founding editor of the Columbus Enquirer and later second president of the Republic of Texas. ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION AND HISTORIC COLUMBUS FOUNDATION, INC. 2002"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_columbus-first-theater
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_columbus-first-theater
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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