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The Footlight Players Workshop

20 Queen Street

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
1. The Footlight Players Workshop Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1995 by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.707′ N, 79° 55.719′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Queen Street 0.1 miles east of Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
The Footlight Players Workshop image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
2. The Footlight Players Workshop
Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson's Row (a few steps from this marker); Charles Pinckney (within shouting distance of this marker); Huguenot Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Rutledge (within shouting distance of this marker); Calhoun (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Philip's Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19 State Street (about 300 feet away); The Douxsaint House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Footlight Players Website. (Submitted on February 15, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. Footlight Players. Site contains history of the players and a photo of the mural. (Submitted on February 15, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
The Footlight Players Workshop image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
3. The Footlight Players Workshop
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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