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Lancaster in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Durang

(1768 - 1822)

 
 
John Durang (1768 - 1822) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. John Durang (1768 - 1822) Marker
Inscription. The first American-born professional stage performer, Durang gained fame as a dancer, actor, clown, musician, acrobat, choreographer, and puppeteer. Born in Lancaster near here, he performed in the northeastern US, eventually founding his own company and a theatrical dynasty.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 2.762′ N, 76° 18.533′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Water Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 N. Water Street, Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simon Snyder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Medical Society (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Stables (approx. 0.3 miles away); Military Stables and Barracks (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Fulton Reynolds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thaddeus Stevens (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stevens Grave & Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrew Ellicott (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEntertainmentNotable Persons
 
Building at 126 N. Water Street image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Building at 126 N. Water Street
Building is occupied as a puppet theatre.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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