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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Drexel Theater

 
 
The Drexel Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 27, 2018
1. The Drexel Theater Marker
close up
Inscription. The Drexel Theatre is a significant example of the once-ubiquitous small neighborhood theatres that appeared in the 1930s, a time when movies were an inexpensive and popular form of entertainment. Designed by architect Robert R. Royce, the theatre was built in 1937 in a combination of Art Deco and Art Moderne styles. The P.F. Yoerger Sign Company designed the iconic marquee. The Drexel opened on Christmas Day 1937, showing the movie One Mile from Heaven, and has been in continuous operation ever since. In 2009, with the theatre falling on hard times, Friends of the Drexel and the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts came together to save and restore this artistic jewel for future generations to cherish. The Drexel Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015
 
Erected 2017 by Friends of the Drexel Columbus Association for the Performing Arts The Ohio Historical Connection. (Marker Number 124- 25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.439′ N, 82° 56.328′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S.
The Drexel Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 27, 2018
2. The Drexel Theater Marker
full view of marker
40) and South Drexel Avenue (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2254 E Main St, Columbus OH 43209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capital University (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The National Road / The Interurban Electric Railway (approx. mile away); Hanford Village (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eastmoor (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bexley World War II Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Bushnell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bexley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Asians in the American Civil War (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
The Drexel Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 27, 2018
3. The Drexel Theater Marker
marker as seen from a distance
The Drexel Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 27, 2018
4. The Drexel Theater Marker
the marquis of the theater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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