4 E. Washington Ave.
This was the site of the Foree Hotel in operation 1913 until 1925 when it was destroyed by fire. In 1925, Mrs. J.O. Foree sold the Hotel Foree property to Manning and Wink, a partnership responsible for opening several movie theatres in Georgia and Tennessee, including the Gem in Etowah. An August 1930 ad for the Strand Theatre listed the Saturday feature as "Spurs” with Hoot Gibson. Hoot's latest talking western!
Admission on Saturday was 10 and 25 cents.
Erected by Main Street Athens Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 35° 26.575′ N, 84° 35.604′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is on East Washington Avenue just west of North Jackson Street (Business U.S. 11), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 E Washington Ave, Athens TN 37303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riddle and Wallace Drug Co. (here, next to this marker); Hotel Magill
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