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Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Gem Theatre

 
 
The Gem Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
1. The Gem Theatre Marker
Inscription.  The old Gem Theatre was one of the first buildings in downtown Kingsport. Built in 1915, this building has been used for everything from a country-western bar to a church. It was originally a movie theater that showed a variety of films including old westerns. Kingsport's own Congressman James Quillen sold tickets here. In 1994, the Downtown Kingsport Association purchased the building and later renovated it for their offices.
 
Erected by Downtown Kingsport Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 36° 32.745′ N, 82° 33.774′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Main Street near Shelby Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 188 W Main St, Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kingsport Drug (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doyle Lawson (about 300 feet away); Bank Of Kingsport (about 400 feet away); Train Depot
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(about 400 feet away); State Theater (about 700 feet away); Western Union Building (about 700 feet away); Barry Bales (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Wright (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
The Gem Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
2. The Gem Theatre Marker
Sculpture near the Gem Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
3. Sculpture near the Gem Theatre Marker
A plaque marker the sculpture "Embrace," near the Gem Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
4. A plaque marker the sculpture "Embrace," near the Gem Theatre Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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