16 Roadside Architectural Wonders


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The Globe Theatre: Odessa, Texas
A replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was first suggested by a high school English teacher.
A replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was first suggested by a high school English teacher.
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The idea for an authentic replica of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre first arose circa 1948, in English teacher Marjorie Morris's high school classroom. Morris later became a professor at Morris College, deep in the heart of Texas oil country.

She pushed for the construction of The Globe facsimile, which, after extensive research, was built in 1961. It is affectionately known as The Globe of the Great Southwest.

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