Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Staub's Theatre

Marker ID: THC 1E 28
Location: Knox County, in Knoxville, Gay Street, Lyric Theatre Building
County: Knox
Waymark: None


Built on this spot by Peter Staub, native of Switzerland, and opened October 1, 1872. In excellence and popularity it rivaled theatres of New Orleans and Richmond. Adolph Ochs, later publisher of the New York Times, was one of its first ushers.