Site of the First Theatre

Site of the First Theatre (HM14X9)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.369', W 76° 42.102'

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William Levingston, merchant of New Kent County, built the first theatre in English America on this site c. 1716. For three decades companies of actors entertained audiences at the "Play House" with latest successes from the London Stage. In 1745 the City of Williamsburg converted the frame structure into a municipal hall. The building was razed c. 1770 after construction of the Courthouse on Market Square.
HM NumberHM14X9
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 349126 N 4126494
Decimal Degrees37.27281667, -76.70170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.369', W 76° 42.102'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 22.14" N, 76° 42' 6.12" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214 Palace Green St, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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