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Livingston in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Birthplace of Margo Jones

(1911-1955)

 
 
Birthplace of Margo Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 31, 2013
1. Birthplace of Margo Jones Marker
Inscription. World-famed genius of drama. Won Broadway acclaim directing “The Glass Menagerie”. Led move to decentralize American theatre. Established, in Dallas, theatre-in-the-round (first professional, resident, repertory theatre of its kind) and wrote book on its technique. Premiered 58 new plays.

Discovered Tennessee Williams, William Inge and others.

A dedicated “artistic humanist”, she provided channels through which the spiritual qualities of creative people could be communicated.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967

 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 10401.)
 
Location. 30° 42.274′ N, 94° 55.961′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is on South Washington Avenue (Business U.S. 59) south of West Matthews Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livingston TX 77351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Old Andress Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Polk County (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1905 Courthouse Annex
Birthplace of Margo Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 31, 2013
2. Birthplace of Margo Jones Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Polk County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Polk County, C.S.A.. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Locomotive No. 5 (approx. half a mile away); Early Indian Trails (approx. half a mile away); Old City Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Livingston.
 
More about this marker. Today (January 1,2014) the marker is on a vacant lot.
 
Also see . . .
1. Margo Jones in Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 1, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Margo Jones in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on January 1, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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