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Where is this plaque located?
Don’t cheat using the interwebs!
| place this place
If Babe Ruth had played here, I woulda known this one.
Where did this ‘no interwebs’ rule come from!?
If you want to try to look through Google Maps to find it, be my guest. Searching for keywords though would be totally cheating.
That’s true. It would be cheating. I remember reading about the old theatres downtown, but I don’t remember stepping over this crusty plaque.
Right, and there were *several* theatres downtown.
Is *several* a hint?
Sorta. Several theatres and they were not all located in same area.
Nifty. I had never heard about it before, but we have a few items related to the theatre in the collections at my place of employment.
(That’s Prospect Street, not Prospect Avenue)
The Connecticut Historical Society (www.chs.org) has several items listed in the online catalog related to the Parsons’ Theatre. One that caught my attention is a publication titled, “Verbatim report of Mrs. [Emmeline Goulden] Pankhurst’s speech: delivered Nov. 13, 1913 at Parsons’ Theatre, Hartford, Conn.” It was published by the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association, with an introduction by Katharine Houghton Hepburn (mother of the actress). Thought that was pretty interesting!
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