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Columbus' First Theater - Muscogee Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 27.693 W 084° 59.581
16S E 688630 N 3593370
Quick Description: Columbus' First Theater historic marker located at 828 Broadway, Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2008 6:40:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZNV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 9

Long Description:

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 the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc., 2002
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: None

Date: 2002

Sponsor: Not listed

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