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Red Lodge in Carbon County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Iris Theater

 
 
The Iris Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
1. The Iris Theater Marker
Inscription. Originally intended as a meeting hall with storefront space, tenants Byton Down and Robert Pryde redesigned the building’s ground floor before its completion for use as a theater. When the Iris opened in 1925, residents viewed it as welcome competition since ownership of Red Lodge theaters had previously been monopolized by one family. The Slavonian National Protective Society used the upper floor meeting hall while the front section held an apartment. Sound equipment was added in 1929 and the Iris, later the Park Theater, operated until 1961. Distinctive brickwork in red and buff and the 1930s marquee distinguish this Red Lodge landmark.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 11.189′ N, 109° 14.827′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway Avenue and 11th Street, on the left when traveling north on North Broadway Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 N Broadway Ave, Red Lodge MT 59068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alcazar (Star) Theater (a few steps from this marker); Charles Antilla Building (a few steps from this marker); Iarussi Building
The Iris Theater image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
2. The Iris Theater
(a few steps from this marker); Plunkett's Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Lodge Commercial District (within shouting distance of this marker); Foiled Bank Robbery Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Pollard Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Picket Block (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Red Lodge.
 
Also see . . .  Red Lodge, Montana - Gateway to Yellowstone Park. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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