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Playmakers Theatre

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
County of Orange.
Cameron Avenue, University of North Carolina campus
National Register Number: 71000605
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Educational facility - related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NC-4 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Theater.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 7, 1973):
Completed in 1850, this is a small finely-executed example of the Neoclassical style thought to have been designed by New York architect A.J. Davis. One of the oldest buildings on the campus of the University of North Carolina, it was originally used for dances and alumni meetings, and later housed the library, a laboratory, a bath house, and the school of law. It became the Playmakers Theater in 1925.

The University has applied for a 2004 Save America's Treasures grant to restore the exterior stucco, which has not been maintained and is in a serious state of decay. The wooden bracketed Corinthian entablature, windows and doors all require restoration. The building needs a new roof.

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