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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

1894 Grand Opera House

 
 
1894 Grand Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. 1894 Grand Opera House Marker
Inscription. Designed by Frank Cox of New Orleans, this Romanesque revival structure served as an opera house, hotel, and restaurant when it opened for its first season in 1895. Converted to a movie theater in the 1920s, it was restored in the 1970s and 1980s to once again serve as a venue for the performing arts. Prominent features of the building include its stone and terra cotta trim. An original cupola over the main entrance was destroyed in the 1900 storm. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commissions.
 
Location. 29° 18.317′ N, 94° 47.451′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Post Office Street just from 21st Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2020 Post Office Street, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Galveston Historical Foundation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary's Cathedral (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Scottish Rite Masonry (about 500 feet away); American National Insurance Company (about 500 feet away); Galveston in the Republic of Texas
1894 Grand Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. 1894 Grand Opera House Marker
(about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 800 feet away); George Campbell Childress (about 800 feet away); Texas Bar Association (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1894 Grand Opera House website - History of the Grand. (Submitted on January 29, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Grand 1894 Opera House, Wikipedia article. (Submitted on January 29, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
3. On this Page of the National Register of Historical Places. About 2/3 down the page (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable Buildings
 
1894 Grand Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 1, 2012
3. 1894 Grand Opera House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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