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Lancaster in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Durang

(1768 - 1822)

 
 
John Durang (1768 - 1822) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. John Durang (1768 - 1822) Marker
Inscription.  The first American-born professional stage performer, Durang gained fame as a dancer, actor, clown, musician, acrobat, choreographer, and puppeteer. Born in Lancaster near here, he performed in the northeastern US, eventually founding his own company and a theatrical dynasty.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 2.41′ N, 76° 18.541′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Water Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 N Water Street, Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moravian Cemetery Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Ellicott (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry P. Forry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevens Grave & Memorial
John Durang Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, November 14, 2020
2. John Durang Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Thaddeus Stevens (about 500 feet away); Early Architecture (about 600 feet away); Francis Asbury (about 700 feet away); James Hazlett Binns (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
John Durang Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, November 14, 2020
3. John Durang Marker
Building at 126 N. Water Street image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
4. Building at 126 N. Water Street
Building is occupied as a puppet theatre.
John Durang Plaque on wall of the Lancaster Marionette Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, November 14, 2020
5. John Durang Plaque on wall of the Lancaster Marionette Theatre
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on June 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   4. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.

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