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Livingston in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Birthplace of Margo Jones

(1911-1955)

 
 
Birthplace of Margo Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 31, 2013
1. Birthplace of Margo Jones Marker
Inscription.  World-famed genius of drama. Won Broadway acclaim directing “The Glass Menagerie”. Led move to decentralize American theatre. Established, in Dallas, theatre-in-the-round (first professional, resident, repertory theatre of its kind) and wrote book on its technique. Premiered 58 new plays.

Discovered Tennessee Williams, William Inge and others.

A dedicated “artistic humanist”, she provided channels through which the spiritual qualities of creative people could be communicated.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 10401.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen.
 
Location. 30° 42.274′ N, 94° 55.961′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is on South Washington Avenue (Business U.S. 59) south of West Matthews Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livingston TX 77351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Birthplace of Margo Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 31, 2013
2. Birthplace of Margo Jones Marker
. Polk County (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1905 Courthouse Annex (approx. 0.4 miles away); Polk County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Polk County, C.S.A. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Locomotive No. 5 (approx. half a mile away); Early Indian Trails (approx. half a mile away); Old City Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); "Polk County Enterprise" (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
More about this marker. Today (January 1,2014) the marker is on a vacant lot.
 
Also see . . .
1. Margo Jones in Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 1, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Margo Jones in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on January 1, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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