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H Street Playhouse


2002 Photo from the Roland Follot collection
1365 H St NE
Washington DC

Closed Live Theatre
Record #17863  
 Opened: 1943
 Closed: 1952
 Current Use:
 Demolished:
Capacity: 150 seats
Architect(s):
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Plymouth Theatre

Information for this tour was contributed by Roland Follot.

The building at 1365 H Street NE was constructed in 1928, for no specific purpose. The first tenants were Sam's Garage and Moller Motors. A variety of tenants occupied the building until 1943, when architect Morris Hallett adapted the building for use as the Plymouth Theatre.

The Plymouth Theatre was a neighborhood theater for blacks and held its grand opening in 1943. The former car dealership was transformed into a 300-400 seat theater for about $3,500.

The Plymouth Theatre closed in 1952 and was later transformed into a furniture store, a roller rink, a furniture store again, a printing company, and a restaurant. In late 2001, a pair of local newspaper publishers purchased the building with the purpose of converting the building into a live theater venue, the H Street Playhouse.

The first performance in the H Street Playhouse was on August 8, 2002, by the Theatre Alliance.



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Last featured 8/23/2004. Last edited 1/1/2006.

 
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