Murder & Memory


Plan of the seats in orchestra & parquette of Ford’s new theatre. Washington, [1863?].

Ford’s Theatre was located on 10th Street, between E and F Streets in Washington, D.C.  Manager John T. Ford (1829-1894) built the theatre in 1863 on the site of another theatre that had burned down.  The box in which the president and the First Lady sat was directly above the private boxes 3 and 4 designated on the floor plan.

Harvard Theatre Collection  Source unknown.