Holland in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
86 East 8th Street
Erected by Holland Michigan Sesquicentennial.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 42° 47.413′ N, 86° 6.191′ W. Marker is in Holland, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is on East 8th Street east of College Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, between the theater entrance and the marquee. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 86 East 8th Street, Holland MI 49423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holland City Hall and Firehouse No. 2 (within shouting distance of this Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Outpost (about 700 feet away); Van Vleck Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hope College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warm Friend (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Western Theological Seminary (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holland.
Also see . . .
1. The Knickerbocker Theatre. Tragedy struck on opening day of the theater in 1911 when co-owner, Tierman Slagh, was killed while hanging the large electronic sign outside; the Knickerbocker Theatre remained closed until new management took over later that year. (Submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Knickerbocker Theatre. The first production in the reopened theatre, Brewer’s Millions, premiered on November 3, 1911. Although the show was a success, the Knickerbocker suffered from financial troubles for nearly four years before a new owner purchased the theater in 1915. Later in 1923, businessmen Horace Morton and Harry Jones purchased the Knickerbocker Theatre. They premiered a special Christmas Eve showing of The Courtship of Miles Standish. (Submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.