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Oswego in Oswego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

On This Site

 
 
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May 2, 2017
1. On This Site Marker
Inscription.  Richardson Theater 1895-1945 hosted movies, concerts, civic events. Built by local attorney & entrepreneur Maxwell B. Richardson.
 
Erected 2016 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 297.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list.
 
Location. 43° 27.39′ N, 76° 30.426′ W. Marker is in Oswego, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st Street and East Oneida Street on East 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oswego NY 13126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway (within shouting distance of this marker); War for Empire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fur Trade (about 400 feet away); Seaway Trail (about 400 feet away); Early Shipping (about 400 feet away); People of the River (about
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400 feet away); The Oswego Canal (about 400 feet away); Age of Iron Horses (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oswego.
 
Regarding On This Site. Opening in January 1895, the Richardson Theater was, at the time, the largest theater in New York state, eclipsing all but two theaters in New York City with its seating capacity. Seating 1400 persons, the theater drew audiences from throughout the area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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Nov. 28, 2020