The Island Playhouse

The Island Playhouse (HM1DI9)

Location: Anna Maria, FL 34216 Manatee County
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N 27° 31.613', W 82° 44.194'

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The Island Playhouse is one of the oldest buildings on Anna Maria Island. The simple frame vernacular building was once the home of William H. Gillett and was originally located in the Town of Parrish in Manatee County. In 1912, it was barged down the Manatee River in two sections to Tampa Bay and then to Anna Maria Island. In its new location, the building was first used as a tourist center by the Anna Maria Beach Development Company, which promoted the island community by offering steamship tours to prospective residents. Following the City of Anna Maria's incorporation in 1923, the building was used for city offices, church facilities, classrooms, and as a social hall for World War II soldiers. Since 1949 the building has served as the Island Playhouse, and offers theatrical productions to the community's residents and visitors.
HM NumberHM1DI9
Marker NumberF-792
Year Placed2013
Placed ByAnna Maria Island Preservation Trust, Inc. and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 328501 N 3045995
Decimal Degrees27.52688333, -82.73656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 31.613', W 82° 44.194'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 31' 36.78" N, 82° 44' 11.64" W
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Area Code(s)941
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10009 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria FL 34216, US
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