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Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Montgomery Theater

 
 
The Montgomery Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
1. The Montgomery Theater Marker
Inscription.  
On a wall in this building,
"The Montgomery Theater"
Dan Emmett
first inscribed the score of Dixie
for his minstrel orchestra.
H.F. Arnold
arranged it for band music and used it at
the inauguration of
Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederacy.
February 18, 1861

 
Erected 1928 by Sophie Bibb Chapter, U.D.C.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1858.
 
Location. 32° 22.702′ N, 86° 18.461′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Perry Street and Monroe Street, on the right when traveling south on North Perry Street. Located on the wall of the building behind the 'Montgomery Theatre' marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery Theatre (here, next to this marker); Montgomery City Hall / Funeral for Hank Williams
The Montgomery Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
2. The Montgomery Theater Marker
Marker is on the wall between the windows.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Dexter Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Richard Montgomery Statue (about 400 feet away); Bernard Whitehurst and the Whitehurst Case / Montgomery: Learning From the Past (about 500 feet away); Elijah Cook / City of Montgomery v. Rosa Parks (about 500 feet away); Chris’ Hot Dogs (about 500 feet away); Montgomery's Slave Depots/Montgomery's Slave Traders (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
The Montgomery Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
3. The Montgomery Theater Marker
Marker can be seen on the wall behind the 'Montgomery Theatre' marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 952 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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