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Majestic Theatre

 
 
Majestic Theatre Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, February 23, 2019
1. Majestic Theatre Texas Historical Marker
Inscription.  In his determination to provide entertainment for the entire family, theatre pioneer and innovator Karl St. John Hoblitzelle (1879-1967) built this structure in 1921 to house Dallas' Majestic Theatre. The five-story, five-bay, Beaux Arts structure was designed by Chicago architect John Eberson. Featuring a 1570-seat auditorium, the Majestic's fine classical exterior detailing is complemented by its opulent Baroque interior.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6779.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 32° 46.947′ N, 96° 47.693′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Elm Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1925 Elm Street, Dallas TX 75201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Karl St. John Hoblitzelle (here, next to this marker); Hilton Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dallas Morning News

Majestic Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, October 4, 2020
2. Majestic Theatre Marker
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(about 600 feet away); A. H. Belo Corporation (about 600 feet away); Neiman-Marcus (approx. 0.2 miles away); Busch-Kirby Building (approx. Ό mile away); Dallas Scottish Rite Temple (approx. Ό mile away); The Magnolia (Mobil) Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
Regarding Majestic Theatre. The Majestic Theatre is a Dallas Landmark and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
 
Majestic Theatre image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, October 4, 2020
3. Majestic Theatre
Majestic Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, February 23, 2019
4. Majestic Theatre Marker
<i>Majestic Theatre, (Southeast oblique)</i> image. Click for full size.
Michael D. Yancey (courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission, via the Texas History Portal), June 1977
5. Majestic Theatre, (Southeast oblique)
Majestic Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Lib. of Congress, May 24, 2014
6. Majestic Theatre Marker
The marker is (just) visible here on the left side of the entrance to the theater.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2019, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 23, 2019, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.   4. submitted on June 23, 2019, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on June 24, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022