Research - Mercer Theater T-1580 - 3/22/2014
A research group including Art
Williams, Camp Reynolds Project
Manager along with local resident
Gary Griswold, Trevor, his son, and Nick Nottingham set out to determine the dimensions of
Theater T-1580 known as Mercer Theater, one of the five theaters that was at Camp Reynolds.
The property at the original
location of the theater had not been
developed since the time of the
camp's closing in 1946. There were
no standing remains. The only
visible remains were the front and
the fallen chimney, the
cement foundation pads, and the broken up and eroded concert floor.
Aided by a photo of what the Theater
looked like during the Camp Reynolds
days the group was able to determine
that the theater was 60' wide and
140' long. The length included a
sloped section 66' slope and a flat section 74'. Behind the theater's back wall there was a 30' by 16' cement slap. Besides the
front steps there was also a set of
side steps on the northern side of the theater.
Note: The first four theaters
were given the names of local towns.
Transfer - Greenville - Mercer -