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Millburn in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Paper Mill Playhouse

 
 
Paper Mill Playhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2011
1. Paper Mill Playhouse Marker
Inscription.
The Paper Mill Playhouse was founded in 1934 through the vision and dedication of Antoinette Quinby Scudder. Paper was manufactured here as early as 1795. Despite fire and changing times, it continued as a mill until 1926.

The Playhouse opened with theatrical productions in 1938 under the guidance of Miss Scudder, with Frank Carrington as producer.

With appreciation to
Richard B. Scudder and Edward W. Scudder

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Paper was manufactured here by 1795. Standing on the site of a forge and sawmill in colonial times, this was one of the first mills to use the power of the west branch of the Rahway River. Despite fire and changing times it continued as a mill until 1926 and in 1934 the Paper Mill Playhouse was founded and the building remodeled.

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Paper Mill Playhouse was in continuous operation from 1938 until January 14, 1980, when the theatre was destroyed by fire. The newly rebuilt theatre opened on October 30, 1982 and continues to provide performing and visual arts of the highest quality. Paper Mill, dedicated to excellence, is one of the country’s leading regional theatres committed to educating, entertaining, and enriching its audiences.
 
Location. 40° 43.669′ 
Second Paper Mill Playhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2011
2. Second Paper Mill Playhouse Marker
N, 74° 18.541′ W. Marker is in Millburn, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Brookside Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn NJ 07041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Angelo Del Rossi (here, next to this marker); Baldwin Court (here, next to this marker); Last British Thrust into New Jersey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Rock (approx. half a mile away); American Delaying Action (approx. one mile away); Battle of Springfield (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Springfield (approx. 1.1 miles away); Springfield (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millburn.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraEntertainment
 
Third Paper Mill Playhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2011
3. Third Paper Mill Playhouse Marker
Markers at the Paper Mill Playhouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2011
4. Markers at the Paper Mill Playhouse
Millburn Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2011
5. Millburn Markers
The Paper Mill Playhouse markers are seen here on the east side of the theatre building.
Paper Mill Playhouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2011
6. Paper Mill Playhouse
Paper Mill Playhouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2011
7. Paper Mill Playhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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