|Williamsburg, VA: Play House|
Country: United States of America
Location: Palace Green
Opened 1716 as the first theatre in English America, built for William Levingston. Demolished in 1750.
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
Sent: from Norfolk VA to Cambridge MA, 1907
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