Details for Birthplace of Margo Jones (Atlas Number 5373010401)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5373010401

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Marker Number 10401
Atlas Number 5373010401
Marker Title Birthplace of Margo Jones
Index Entry Jones, Margo, Birthplace of
Address 517 S. Washington
City Livingston
County Polk
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 314913
UTM Northing 3398442
Subject Codes performing arts; women, women's history topics
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 517 S. Washington, Livingston
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text (1911-1955) World-famed genius of drama. Won Broadway acclaim directing "The Glass Menagerie." Led move to decentralize American theatre. Established, in Dallas, theatre-in-the-round (first professional, resident, repertory theatre of its kind) and wrote book on its technique. Premiered 58 new plays. Discovered Tennessee Williams, William Inge and others. A dedicated "artistic humanist," she provided channels through which the spiritual qualities of creative people could be communicated.