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Historic Oak Ridge Playhouse

Ca. 1943 -

 
 
Historic Oak Ridge Playhouse Ca. 1943 - Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray Smith, August 7, 2020
1. Historic Oak Ridge Playhouse Ca. 1943 - Marker
Inscription.  One of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in the Southeastern United States. Oak Ridge Playhouse began in 1943 as the Little Theatre of Oak Ridge when the city was being built for the World War II top-secret Manhattan Project. The Playhouse moved in 1957 into its permanent home, the former Center Theater movie house, in historic Jackson Square. In 2017, the Tennessee General Assembly designated the playhouse as an Official State Community Theatre of Tennessee.
 
Erected 2020. (Marker Number 1E 133.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
 
Location. 36° 1.746′ N, 84° 14.433′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Broadway Avenue just north of Kentucky Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 239 Broadway Ave, Oak Ridge TN 37830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Guest House (within shouting distance
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of this marker); The Chapel-on-the-Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Castle on the Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Oak Ridge Schools (approx. 1.4 miles away); 1948 (approx. 1.4 miles away); 1942 (approx. 1.4 miles away); 1946 (approx. 1.4 miles away); ORINS / ORAU (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Ray Smith of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Ray Smith of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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