The Drexel Theater

The Drexel Theater (HM25PW)

Location: Columbus, OH 43209 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.439', W 82° 56.328'

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The Drexel Theatre is a significant example of the once-ubiquitous small neighborhood theatres that appeared in the 1930s, a time when movies were an inexpensive and popular form of entertainment. Designed by architect Robert R. Royce, the theatre was built in 1937 in a combination of Art Deco and Art Moderne styles. The P.F. Yoerger Sign Company designed the iconic marquee. The Drexel opened on Christmas Day 1937, showing the movie One Mile from Heaven, and has been in continuous operation ever since. In 2009, with the theatre falling on hard times, Friends of the Drexel and the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts came together to save and restore this artistic jewel for future generations to cherish. The Drexel Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015
HM NumberHM25PW
Year Placed2017
Placed ByFriends of the Drexel Columbus Association for the Performing Arts The Ohio Historical Connection
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Date Added Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 334396 N 4424819
Decimal Degrees39.95731667, -82.93880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.439', W 82° 56.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 26.34" N, 82° 56' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)614
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2254 E Main St, Columbus OH 43209, US
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