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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lincoln Theatre

 
 
The Lincoln Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2009
1. The Lincoln Theatre Marker
Inscription.  The Lincoln Theatre, originally known as Ogden Theatre Lodge, opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1929. Developer Al Jackson was spurred to build the theatre because African-Americans were segregated from the other area theatres. Among the bands that have played at the Lincoln was the Eckstine Band, which launched the careers of a number of legendary jazz stars such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughn. The Lincoln Theatre retained a high level of integrity during a period of unequaled African-American cultural, social, and economic strength in Columbus.
 
Erected 2007 by 2006-2007 Monroe 8th Grade Gifted and Talented Class, The Ingram-White Castle Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 103-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsEntertainmentMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location.
Jazz Statue near Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2009
2. Jazz Statue near Marker
39° 58.043′ N, 82° 58.856′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Long Street and St. Clair Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Long Street. Marker is across Long Street from The Lincoln Theatre. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 770 E Long Street, Columbus OH 43203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King Lincoln District Arch (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Baptist Church / James P. Poindexter (approx. ¼ mile away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Donn Vickers Gazebo in Thurber Park (approx. ¼ mile away); James Thurber (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Clair Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elijah Pierce (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Jazz Statue near Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2009
3. Jazz Statue near Marker
The Lincoln Theatre and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2009
4. The Lincoln Theatre and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,417 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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