“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Augustine in San Augustine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Augus Theatre

Augus Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
1. Augus Theatre Marker
Inscription. Constructed in the 1920s by prominent citizen E.H. Blount, this building was originally divided for three businesses including a barber shop. The structure is best known for the Augus Theatre, operated by William M. Wade, which moved into the central portion in 1927; it was expanded in 1933 and occupied the western two-thirds until 1972. The Wade family continued to operate the theatre, a major social center of San Augustine, until the late 1960s. Russell Lee photographs taken in the 1930s assured the authenticity of a 1990s renovation. The structure continues to reflect a commercial building of the 1920s.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12176.)
Location. 31° 31.835′ N, 94° 6.604′ W. Marker is in San Augustine, Texas, in San Augustine County. Marker is on East Columbia Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 E. Columbia Street, San Augustine TX 75972, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Hollis Building (within shouting distance of this marker); San Augustine County Courthouse (about 300
Augus Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
2. Augus Theatre
feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Mission Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores de Los Ais (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thompson Family (approx. 6.1 miles away); McMahan's Chapel (approx. 8.7 miles away); a different marker also named McMahan's Chapel (approx. 10 miles away); County Line Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 10 miles away); Norwood Community (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Augustine.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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