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Palace Theater

 
 
Palace Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Palace Theater Marker
Inscription.  F.M. Phipps and G.S. Layton opened the Palace Theater in 1926. The theater suffered two fires, the second burning it to the ground in 1936. Phipps' widow, Mable, and Layton's son G.R. hired W. Scott Dunne of Dallas to design a new moviehouse at the site. Built by H.J. Naylor, the Palace reopened in February 1937, and the Palace Barber Shop and City Newsstand also operated from the building. The theater closed in the 1980s. The building's Art Moderne architectural features, including zigzag patterning, and the theater's history are significant reminders of 20th-century Childress.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13801.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1937.
 
Location. 34° 25.368′ N, 100° 12.38′ W. Marker is in Childress, Texas, in Childress County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
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Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Palace Theater Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 North Main Street, Childress TX 79201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Childress Post Office Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frank Collinson (about 700 feet away); Childress County (approx. Ό mile away); Colonel Wm. Edgar Hughes of the Mill Iron (approx. Ό mile away); Morgan Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Goodnight Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Railroad Y.M.C.A. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Childress Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Childress.
 
Palace Theater image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
3. Palace Theater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Aug. 12, 2022