Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Browning Amphitheatre / The Outdoor Performance Center
"All The World's A Stage"
Dedicated June 11, 1926 for the encouragement of drama, dance and music. Seating restored October 12 1985.
Browning Dramatic Society Originally organized 1882 as The Young Ladies’ Literary Society. Founded 1908 as Browning Dramatic Society by Laura Thomas Walradt and Mary Bohannon Chubb for the performance by women of Shakespearean plays.
This Plaque is dedicated to the memory of Elsie Coates Kittle, Director 1919-1950 “Gentles - God Save You”
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its incorporation, Ohio Staters, Inc. dedicates this Performing Center to the University Family for its use and enjoyment.
Ohio Staters, Inc. was conceived of in 1933 and received its Ohio Charter March 2, 1935. Students, faculty, staff and alumni members continue the tradition of service to Alma Mater as:
“Thinkers, Believers and Doers in and about The Ohio State University”
The Outdoor Performance Center was built with the contributions of Ohio Staters, Inc. members, alumni and friends
October 12, 1985
Edward S. Drake • Charles W. Ebersold • John B. Fullen • Howard L. Hamilton • James C. B. Handley • Fred J. Milligan • William F. North • Leo G. Staley • Oscar L. Thomas
Erected 1985 by Ohio Staters, Inc. and The Browning Dramatic Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Entertainment • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is March 2, 1854.
Location. 39° 59.873′ N, 83° 0.815′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Markers are on the corner pedestals of the Browning Amphitheatre, just southeast of Mirror Lake, and north of the Kuhn Honors House (former President's House), 220 West 12th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ohio State University (within shouting distance of this marker); The Underground Railroad on University Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Farm Bureau Founded (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (about 600 feet away); Old Ohio Union Neil Avenue Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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