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

Anson Opera House

 
 
Anson Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
1. Anson Opera House Marker
Inscription. Built 1907 by A.W. Johnson and Dr. D. Williams, with Thomas Vetch, contractor. House was site for diverse programs: stock company and Chautauqua productions such as “East Lynn” and “The Klansman” (for which Sheriff Tom Hudsonís horse was borrowed and led on stage); “Perils of Pauline” and other silent moving pictures; a state championship wrestling match in era of local pugilist Boomer Moore; and Anson High Schoolís first (1909) graduation.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1963

 
Erected 1963 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 173.)
 
Location. 32° 45.424′ N, 99° 53.829′ W. Marker is in Anson, Texas, in Jones County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 11th Street and W. Court Plaza (U.S. 83/277). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1120 11th St, Anson TX 79501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Omar Burleson (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anson Jones (about 300 feet away); Jones County Courthouse
Accompanying Medallion and Tablet to Anson Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
2. Accompanying Medallion and Tablet to Anson Opera House Marker
(about 300 feet away); Fort Phantom Hill C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (about 300 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Anson (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cowboys' Christmas Ball (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anson.
 
More about this marker. On the other side of the building entrance is an accompanying medallion and tablet with the inscription “In appreciation to the descendants of A.W. Johnson, donors of the opera house to the city of Anson” with the following names: Rupert H. Johnson, Audrey Johnson Martin, W.M. (Bill) Johnson, Margaret Johnson Hancock, Mary Johnson Behrens, and A.W. Johnson, Jr.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Front Entrance to Anson Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
3. Front Entrance to Anson Opera House
Anson Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
4. Anson Opera House
Anson Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
5. Anson Opera House
View to north
Anson Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
6. Anson Opera House
View to northwest from E. Court Plaza (US 83/277)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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