Ramsdell Theatre

Ramsdell Theatre (HM46)

Location: Manistee, MI 49660 Manistee County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 14.751', W 86° 19.429'

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Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell—pioneer lawyer, state legislator and civic leader—built this theatre between 1902 and 1903. Many traveling companies played here and praised the features that made it unique among the playhouses of the era. Theatrical artist Walter Burredge painted the main curtain utilizing the theme "A Grove Near Athens." The dome and lobby murals were the work of Thomas Ramsdell's son Frederick. Public spirited citizens saved the landmark from demolition in the early 1920s. It was acquired by the city of Manistee in 1953. The Manistee Civic Players have helped to preserve its architecture and interior decor. The Ramsdell Theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic places in 1972.
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HM NumberHM46
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberL0124
Year Placed1980
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:28am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 553988 N 4899401
Decimal Degrees44.24585000, -86.32381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 14.751', W 86° 19.429'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 14' 45.06" N, 86° 19' 25.74" W
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Area Code(s)231
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Maple St, Manistee MI 49660, US
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