The Footlight Players Workshop

The Footlight Players Workshop (HMIBA)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.707', W 79° 55.719'

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20 Queen Street

The building at 20 Queen Street was built circa 1840 for use as a cotton warehouse. It is considered a notable example of vernacular warehouse architecture in Charleston, influenced by Roman Revival and West Indian architecture. In 1934, the building was purchased and rehabilitated by the Footlight Players, the state's oldest theatrical group, which was founded in 1931.

Noteworthy interior features of the Playhouse include the mural painted by Alfred Hutty and Emmett Robinson, prominent local artists. The mural depicts the leading personalities in Charleston's 200 year theatrical history, including Dubose Heyward, author of Porgy. The interior also includes a carved wooden proscenium cartouche dating from 1860, which originally hung above the stage of the Academy of Music, which stood at the corner of King and Market Streets.
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Preservation Society of Charleston series
Year Placed1995
Placed ByPreservation Society of Charleston
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600332 N 3627234
Decimal Degrees32.77845000, -79.92865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.707', W 79° 55.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 42.42" N, 79° 55' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Philadelphia Alley, Charleston SC 29401, US
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