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38 Commerce Street

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
1. 38 Commerce Street Marker
Inscription. In 1924 Edna St. Vincent Millay and a group of theatre artists converted a box factory into what would become the Cherry Lane Theatre. Through the years, it has become a showcase for the early works of Edward Albee, Lanford Wilson, Harold Pinter, and Sam Shepard, and continues to nurture emerging artists. Acclaimed actress, Kim Hunter, 1922-2002, lived above this theatre with her playwright husband Robert Emmett, from 1954 until her death. Best known for creating the role of “Stella” in the Broadway and film version of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Kim’s Academy Award-winning career spanned over 50 years on stage, screen, and television. She was a lifetime member of the BBC Block Association and a beloved citizen of Greenwich Village.
 
Erected 2003 by Bedford, Barrow, Commerce Block Ass’n.
 
Location. 40° 43.882′ N, 74° 0.324′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Commerce Street. Click for map. This marker is located in Greenwich Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Commerce Street, New York NY 10014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 36 Commerce Street (a few steps from this marker); No. 48 Commerce Street
38 Commerce Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
2. 38 Commerce Street Marker
The marker is to the left of the small tree.
(a few steps from this marker); Edna St. Vincent Millay (within shouting distance of this marker); Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 70 Bedford Street (within shouting distance of this marker); James Vandenburgh’s Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Barrow Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cherry Lane Theatre - history. In 1924, a group of theater artists, colleagues of Edna St. Vincent Millay, commissioned famed scenic designer Cleon Throckmorton to convert the box factory into Cherry Lane Playhouse. (Submitted on July 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Kim Hunter - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Cherry Lane Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
3. Cherry Lane Theatre
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 261 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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