Williamsburg, VA: Play House

Country: United States of America
State: Virginia
City: Williamsburg
Location: Palace Green

Opened 1716 as the first theatre in English America, built for William Levingston. Demolished in 1750.

Links: www.colonialwilliamsburg.org, Wikidata

Williamsburg, VA: Play House Picture: Contrary to its caption, this card does not show the Play House theatre, but John Blair House, built ca. 1745-1747, extended 1809. According to local tradition, the stone steps were borrowed from the theatre building. See also williamsburg.kspot.org
Front Text: "First Theatre in U. S., Williamsburg"
Publisher: C. E. Wheelock & Co., Peoria IL and Leipzig; Made in Germany; 64
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Norfolk VA to Cambridge MA, 1907

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