Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Staub's Theatre



Marker ID: THC 1E 28
Location: 800 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 57.756    W 083° 54.995
  35.9626    -83.91658333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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Staub's Theatre


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 New York Times, was its first chief usher.