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

Standard Theatre

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Standard Theatre Marker
Inscription. Owned by Black entrepreneur John T. Gibson, this theater featured noted Black American entertainers of the 1920s including Duke Ellington and Ethel Waters. The theater attracted multi-racial audiences until it closed in 1931.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.583′ N, 75° 9.662′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South Street just east of 12th 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. St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (about 500 feet away); Engine Company No. 11 (about 500 feet away); Jacob C. White Jr. (about 600 feet away); Frances E.W. Harper (about 600 feet away); Benjamin Banneker Institute (about 600 feet away); Giovanni's Room (about 700 feet away); Henry George (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
Standard Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Standard Theatre Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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