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Hilberry Theatre

 
 
Hilberry Theatre marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 4, 2015
1. Hilberry Theatre marker
Inscription. This structure was completed in 1917 for the First Church of Christ, Scientist. Field, Hinchman and Smith - predecessor to the architectural firm of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls - designed it in a Classical Roman Ionic style. In 1961 Wayne State University acquired the building and converted the auditorium into an open stage theatre. Named after the president of the university, Clarence B. Hilberry, the theater was created to house a graduate repertory company, which opened its first season in 1964.
 
Erected 1982. (Marker Number L1037.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 21.265′ N, 83° 3.96′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Cass Avenue and West Hancock Street on Cass Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4754 Cass Avenue, Detroit MI 48201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mackenzie House (a few steps from this marker); Thompson Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayne State University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Hilberry Theatre and marker (from Cass Avenue) image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 4, 2015
2. Hilberry Theatre and marker (from Cass Avenue)
line); First Unitarian Universalist Church (about 500 feet away); First Congregational Church of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Whitney, Jr. Residence (approx. mile away); Scarab Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Pauli Scherer (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  Hilberry Theatre website. (Submitted on June 18, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionEntertainment
 
Hilberry Theatre from West Hancock Street image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 4, 2015
3. Hilberry Theatre from West Hancock Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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