Dock Street Theater, Color

Dock Street Theater, Color

I was sure to put ‘Color’ in the title since this is a place I love in black and white and have shot many times, in and out. When I walked past and saw an unobstructed view, I had to shoot a little more.

Dock Street Theater, Color
Dock Street Theater, Color

This is the 1809 building. The first, from 1736, burned in one of the many fires Charleston has had over the years. In 1736 this location was the first theater in the original 13 colonies, before becoming the USA.

Dock Street Theater, Color
Dock Street Theater, Color

When rebuilt, the theater group had moved to a nearby location, it opened as the Planters Hotel in 1809.

This French Quarter hotel became famous for the signature drink, Planters Punch.

Dock Street Theater, Color
Dock Street Theater, Color

As with much of the town the US Civil War severely damaged the building. When repaired the Dock Street Theater group moved back where it had started over 100 years earlier.

Today Dock Street is still the premier playhouse in Charleston.

Dock Street Theater, Color
Dock Street Theater, Color

 

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