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Historic Playmakers Theatre

East Cameron Ave (next to South Bldg) | Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-1132

Built in 1851 as Smith Hall, this Greek-revival structure was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974. It was designed by renowned 19th century architect Alexander Jackson Davis. During the Civil War, the Union Army briefly stabled horses here. Originally built as a library adn ballroom, it served briefly for classes and was converted to a theater in 1924, the first state university building dedicated to American folk dramatic art. Photo by UNC Website.

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