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Fort Payne in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Payne Opera House

 
 
Fort Payne Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 15, 2008
1. Fort Payne Opera House Marker
Inscription. Opened Sept. 1890. Built during local boom period. Converted into theatre during era of silent movies. Closed as a theatre in October, 1935. Purchased by Landmarks of DeKalb County, Inc. 1969. Renovated, restored and reopened to public in 1970. The oldest theatre in Alabama located in a building originally constructed as a theatre.

Listed in National Register of Historic Places and the National Register of 19th Century Theatres in America.
 
Erected 1973 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 26.678′ N, 85° 43.163′ W. Marker is in Fort Payne, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Gault Avenue North (U.S. 11) and 5th Street Northtwest, on the right when traveling west on Gault Avenue North. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Payne AL 35968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boom Town Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Payne’s Fort (about 400 feet away); Sequoyah (about 400 feet away); Wills Town Mission
Fort Payne Opera House & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 15, 2008
2. Fort Payne Opera House & Marker
(about 400 feet away); Alabama (about 600 feet away); Main Street Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cherokee Indian Removal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Payne.
 
Also see . . .  Landmark's Projects The Fort Payne Opera House. (Submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,010 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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