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Augusta in Kalamazoo County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Park Theatre

 
 
Park Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
1. Park Theatre Marker
Inscription. Built in 1949 by D. Eli and Dorothy Frank, this was one of the last single-screen theaters built in Kalamazoo County. The Art Moderne-inspired structure is a Quonset hut attached to a masonry lobby. Eli and Dorothy also operated a theater in Galesburg. Eli came from a family of small-town theater entrepreneurs. In 1911 his mother, Lena, opened the Frank Opera House in Wayland. His brothers wre also theater owners. The Park Theatre closed in 1996, but remained in use for special events.
 
Erected 2001 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2060.)
 
Location. 42° 20.061′ N, 85° 21.075′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is on E. Clinton Street east of S. Webster Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 E. Clinton Street, Augusta MI 49012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barn Theatre (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Rufus Shafter Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Congregational United Church of Christ
Park Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
2. Park Theatre
(approx. 4.8 miles away); W.K. Kellogg House (approx. 5.6 miles away); First Religious Service in Kalamazoo County (approx. 6.1 miles away); Community Library (approx. 6.1 miles away); The First Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Park Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
3. Park Theatre
Quonset hut at rear of theater
Interior of Park Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
4. Interior of Park Theatre
From photo displayed at front of theater
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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