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Dan Emmett - Score of Dixie

The Montgomery Theater

 
 
The Montgomery Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 32° 22.702′ N, 86° 18.461′ W. Marker was in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker was at the intersection of North Perry Street and Monroe Street, on the right when traveling south on North Perry Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.

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Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Montgomery City Hall / Funeral for Hank Williams (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); Bill Traylor (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.
 
More about this marker. Formerly located on the wall of the building behind the 'Montgomery Theatre' marker. Marker has been removed since at least March of 2014 as building was under reconstruction and an exterior wall collapsed, so the building was razed.
 
The Montgomery Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
2. The Montgomery Theater Marker
Marker is on the wall between the windows.
The Montgomery Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
3. The Montgomery Theater Marker
Marker can be seen on the wall behind the 'Montgomery Theatre' marker.
Former location of The Montgomery Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 19, 2022
4. Former location of The Montgomery Theater Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   4. submitted on July 20, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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