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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Staub's Theatre

 
 
Staub's Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 31, 2018
1. Staub's Theatre Marker
Inscription.  Built on this spot by Peter Staub, native of Switzerland, and opened October 1, 1872. In excellence and popularity it rivaled theatres of New Orleans and Richmond. Adolph Ochs, later publisher of New York Times, was its first chief usher.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 57.756′ N, 83° 54.995′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and South Gay Street, on the right when traveling east on Cumberland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 South Gay Street, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tennessee Barn Dance (here, next to this marker); Death of General William P. Sanders (a few steps from this marker); Lloyd Branson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Staub's Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 31, 2018
2. Staub's Theatre Marker
Marker is attached to the retaining wall between the black traffic light pole and the grey street light pole. The First Tennessee building is in the background.
C. Kermit "Buck" Ewing (about 300 feet away); The Knoxville Girl (about 400 feet away); Knox County Spanish American War Monument (about 400 feet away); Site of First Block House (about 400 feet away); Sarah Hawkins (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Peter Staub. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Adolph Ochs. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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