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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Sixth Mobile Theatre

1841-1860

 
 
Site of Sixth Mobile Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. Site of Sixth Mobile Theatre Marker
Inscription. Here played the great of the American and British stage, among them: James Wallack, Fanny Kemble, Ole Bull, Joseph Field, Joseph Jefferson, James H. Hackett, William Macready, Charlotte Cushman, Edwin Forrest, Julia Dean, Junius Booth, Anna Mowatt, Charles Kean, Ellen Tree, Edwin Booth, and Lola Montez.
Henry Clay and President Fillmore attended performances here as the guests of Madame Le Vert.
 
Erected 1953 by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Location. 30° 41.636′ N, 88° 2.498′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of North Royal Street and St Michael Street, on the right when traveling south on North Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 North Royal Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mobile City Limits (a few steps from this marker); John Forbes & Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Slave Markets (about 300 feet away); Joe Cain (about 300 feet away); Merchants National Bank Building (about 400 feet
Wide area view of marker looking south on Royal Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 1949
2. Wide area view of marker looking south on Royal Street.
away); The Slave Market (about 400 feet away); McGowin-Lyons (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Mobile City Limits (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Theatre playbill for Edwin Booth. image. Click for full size.
3. Theatre playbill for Edwin Booth.
Edwin Booth was brother of John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Lincoln.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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