A History of Ford’s Theatre When the site of Ford’s

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Where Lincoln’s Legacy Lives: A History of Ford’s Theatre When the site of Ford’s Theatre first started being used for theatrical performances in 1861, it was never expected to leave such a huge mark on American history. The location for the Ford’s Theatre has had a very diverse history.

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A History of Fords TheatreWhere Lincolns Legacy Lives: A History of Fords Theatre When the site of Fords Theatre first started being used for theatrical performances in 1861, it was never expected to leave such a huge mark on American history. The location for the Fords Theatre has had a very diverse history. This location has a well-known history dating back to 1833 when it was built as the First Baptist Church of Washington, also known as the Tenth Street Baptist Church. The reason for the two names was common in that area to differentiate it from other local churches. This First Baptist Church was fairly large and merged with the Fourth Baptist church in 1859 to grow to an even larger congregation. At this point, the location became empty for two years. In 1861, this location started its history at a theatre when it was bought by John T. Ford who was a theatre manager from Baltimore. Ford was married to Edith Branch Andrew Ford who was mother to his eleven children, many of whom became actively involved in the theatre. He started off as a clerk in a tobacco warehouse before quickly deciding that it wasnt the job for him. He became a bookseller in Richmond f

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