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Opelousas in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Delta Theater

1920

 
 
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Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 22, 2020
1. Delta Theater Marker
Inscription.  
Construction began in November 1919 and was completed the following year, opening as the home to Christman & Riseman Hardware and Furniture Store. The building was later leased to Collins Conrad of Breaux Bridge, who renovated it and opened The Conrad Theater on April 1, 1934. Later that year, it was sold to Joseph Guillory and George Bradley of Eunice and renamed The Delta Theater. Southern Amusement Company, Inc. of Lake Charles purchased the building in 1936. It was remodeled in 1955 and reopened as a state of the art movie cinema. Purchased in 2009 by St. Landry Parish Government, it opened the following year as the Historic Delta Grand Theatre. It is the oldest remaining theater in the city.

Lower Plaque

2015
Historic Preservation Award
Commercial
Presented by:
Opelousas Historic District Commission

 
Erected 2015 by City of Opelousas, Preserve America Grant, National Park Service, United Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment

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Location. 30° 32.023′ N, 92° 5.049′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. Marker is on South Market Street north of Ronald Reagan Highway (East Landry Street) (U.S. 190), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Opelousas (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawyers Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Bowie Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Opelousas (within shouting distance of this marker); Let Freedom Ring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manon's Corner (about 400 feet away); Old Lacombe Hotel Site (about 400 feet away); Budd's Corner (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
 
Delta Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 22, 2020
2. Delta Theater Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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