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

Schick Opera House

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Schick Opera House Marker
Inscription. Businessman Levi Schick (1855-1936) launched the Schick Opera House in this building on Oct. 11, 1909. A traveling opera company opened the facility with a performance of "Little Dollie Dimples". Later attractions included vaudeville acts, musical programs, and plays. The opera house also served as a showcase for local talent and a site of public gatherings, such as graduation ceremonies. Known for its fine acoustics, the auditorium seated about 900 persons. Schick Opera House remained this area's cultural center until about 1920, when competition from motion pictures caused its decline.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4598.)
 
Location. 34° 11.214′ N, 101° 42.113′ W. Marker is in Plainview, Texas, in Hale County. Marker is at the intersection of East 7th Street and Ash Street, on the right when traveling east on East 7th Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Plainview TX 79072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas Land & Development Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel C. C. Slaughter (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Schick Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Schick Opera House Marker
General Ranald Slidell MacKenzie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plainview Daily Herald (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Plainview (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lamar School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blasingame Home (approx. half a mile away); The Santa Fe Railroad in Plainview (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Plainview.
 
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Schick Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
3. Schick Opera House
 
 
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