Surin's Theatre

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00109
Title: Surin's Theatre
Additional Title: Prune (Locust) St. South Side below 6th St.
Historic Street Address: 518 Locust Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Media type: Pen-and-wash Drawing


Surin's Theatre -  also known as the Winter Tivoli Theatre and, later, the Prune Street Theatre (Prune Street being the old name for Locust Street) - was owned by Stanislaus Surin. It opened in 1820 and ran for two successful seasons. It was here in 1823 that John Howard Payne's melodrama "Clari, the Maid of Milan" featuring the song "Home, Sweet Home" was first played in America. The building continued as a theatre until 1825 when it became the campus of Jefferson Medical College until their building on Tenth Street was completed in 1829.

Creation Year: 1882
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.150324
Geocode Latitude:39.946359

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913 - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler