Florence in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Built in 1938 as the "Florence Theatre," the facade displays a stucco exterior. After an internal fire in 1957, it was refurnished and renamed the Harbor Theater. One of the last neighborhood theaters operating in Oregon, it continued dispensing candy bars, popcorn and movies until it closed in 2003. In May 2004 this historical building was transformed into On Your Feet Footwear. The distinctive neon sign – now displaying SHOES - has lit up Bay Street for over six decades.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 43° 58′ N, 124° 6.352′ W. Marker is in Florence, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker is on Bay Street west of Maple Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the wall of the subject building, near the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1377 Bay Street, Florence OR 97439, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mapleton Depot (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Historic Old TownSiuslaw River Bridge (about 500 feet away); Navigating the Siuslaw River (about 700 feet away); Florence: Industrial Beginnings (about 700 feet away); Siuslaw River Bridge: Construction & Design (about 800 feet away); Technology Spans (approx. 11.6 miles away); Heceta Head Lightstation (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . A classic 1938 Art Deco movie house.
(contains an image of the neon Theater sign before it was changed to "SHOES")
The theater closed a few years ago and has reopened as a shoe store called “On Your Feet Footwear.” The building was remodeled in the inside and a false wall was created to cordon off the back room storage area for the shoes. Other than that the classy sign is still there as well as the box office. If the shoe store ever were to close it looks like the theater could easily come back to life again showing movies. The building is located in the old town section of Florence and is in a popular walking area. (Submitted on January 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.