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

The Dunbar Theatre

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. The Dunbar Theatre Marker
Inscription. Erected here by Black bankers, this theater was home to the Lafayette Players, popular vaudeville entertainers. Later bought by white interests and renamed the Lincoln, it hosted major Black performers from the 1920s into the 1940s.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.669′ N, 75° 9.924′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South Broad Street just south of Lombard Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Billie Holiday (within shouting distance of this marker); Gertrude E. H. Bustill Mossell (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Furness (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital (about 800 feet away); Philadelphia Tribune (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Giovanni's Room (approx. mile away); Tindley Temple (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
The Dunbar Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. The Dunbar Theatre Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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