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Calumet in Houghton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Calumet Theater

 
 
Calumet Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 13, 2014
1. Calumet Theater Marker
Inscription. One of the first municipal theaters in America, the Calumet opened on March 20, 1900, "the greatest social event ever known in copperdom's metropolis." The theater contained a magnificent stage and elegant interior decorations, including an electrified copper chandelier. For over a decade, Copper Country audiences witnessed a broad panorama of American legitimate theater, and many prominent stage personalities, both American and European, trod the boards of the Calumet. By 1920s, motion pictures replaced live theater, and subsequently, live drama returned to the Calumet. The reopened community theater resumed its position as a focal point of civic pride for the people of Calumet and the Copper Country.
 
Erected 1973 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0112.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 47° 14.857′ N, 88° 27.215′ W. Marker is in Calumet, Michigan, in Houghton County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and Elm Street, on the right when traveling north on 6th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calumet MI 49913, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers
Calumet Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 13, 2014
2. Calumet Theater Marker
are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Italian Hall / Italian Hall Tragedy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul the Apostle Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Float Copper (approx. half a mile away); The Amphidrome / The Birth of Professional Hockey (approx. 10.1 miles away); Historic Houghton (approx. 10.1 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 10.4 miles away); Lake Shore Drive Bridge / Eagle River (approx. 13.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Calumet Theatre. (Submitted on August 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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