Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Old Globe Theater
12 Broad St.
This brick building was originally built as a garage for horse and carriage in 1910. It was converted to a theater for showing "silent flickers" in 1917. A new facade was added to replicate the Spanish Mission Style architecture common to movie theatres in Hollywood. It prospered as Berlin's movie house and only entertainment venue for 50 years.
After the turbulent 60's it went dark for a 20 year intermission until the Patton family breathed new life into it. The historic bones of the building were revitalized and preserved and it was re-purposed as a bistro, wine/gift/book shop, art gallery and cultural center. With this incarnation new life was also given to Berlin.
Two local couples took over the reins in 2006. A copper top bar and new outfitted kitchen were added quickly making it the place to find the best food in town and the most popular gathering spot.
Now sole proprietor Jennifer Dawicki is carrying on the tradition of The Globe and it remains true to the character of being the heart of Berlin. Great food and drinks, famous brunches, live music, special events and friendly people are sure to please.
Erected by The Globe Restaurant and Bar.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 38° 19.487′ N, 75° 13.166′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on Broad Street (Route 374) west of South Main Street (Maryland Route 818), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Broad Street, Berlin MD 21811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Renaissance Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Ayres Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); U.S.S. Decatur Anchor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Commodore Stephen Decatur (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN (approx. half a mile away); Corp. Isaiah Fassett (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Martin's Church (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.