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'''Ford's Theatre''' is the name of the theatre where [[Abraham Lincoln]] was shot on April 14, 1865. The assassin was [[John Wilkes Booth]].  The building was originally a [[Baptist]] church, but in 1861 John T. Ford turned it into a theatre.  After Lincoln's assassination, the theatre closed for over one hundred years.  It reopened in 1968. It is located at 511 10th Street, NW in [[Washington, D.C.]]
 
'''Ford's Theatre''' is the name of the theatre where [[Abraham Lincoln]] was shot on April 14, 1865. The assassin was [[John Wilkes Booth]].  The building was originally a [[Baptist]] church, but in 1861 John T. Ford turned it into a theatre.  After Lincoln's assassination, the theatre closed for over one hundred years.  It reopened in 1968. It is located at 511 10th Street, NW in [[Washington, D.C.]]
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It is listed as a [[National Historic Site]].
  
 
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[[category:United States History]]

Revision as of 09:59, 12 March 2008

Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre is the name of the theatre where Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865. The assassin was John Wilkes Booth. The building was originally a Baptist church, but in 1861 John T. Ford turned it into a theatre. After Lincoln's assassination, the theatre closed for over one hundred years. It reopened in 1968. It is located at 511 10th Street, NW in Washington, D.C.

It is listed as a National Historic Site.