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Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Redskin Theater

(1947)

— Historic Anadarko —

 
 
Redskin Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. Redskin Theater Marker
Inscription.  Redskin Theatre at 221 West Broadway. The Redskin Theater's formal opening was held on Wednesday February 12, 1947. It was designed by architect Jack Corgan of Dallas, Texas, and constructed by Cowan Construction of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Arrows on the tiles direct one inside the theater. Once inside the main lobby, one may purchase refreshments from the concession stand. The lobby walls are adorned with the beautiful Native American paintings of Maurice Bedoka, a member of the Caddo Nation, and cofounder of The American Indian Exposition, a non-profit organization incorporated in 1935.

The main auditorium of the theater is replete with old stadium style seating capable of a commodating 815 patron moviegoers. At the top of the theater, across from the projection room, is an old-fashioned cry room.

Make sure to take note of the walls, as they are a gallery for the murals of Cheyenne artist, Archie Blackowl, who is quoted saying, "Leave a mark. Put something down so that when the young people see it they will understand."
 
Erected by City of Anadarko.
 
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marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is February 12, 1947.
 
Location. 35° 4.501′ N, 98° 14.785′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway Street and Northwest 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on West Broadway Street. The marker is located on the southeast corner of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 West Broadway Street, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anadarko Community Library (within shouting distance of this marker); George's Department Store (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trophies N Things (about 500 feet away); Lonnie's (about 600 feet away); The Soda Fountain Eatery (about 700 feet away); Ideal Decorating Center (about 700 feet away); Historic Anadarko (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bryan Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
 
The Redskin Theater and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The Redskin Theater and Marker
The view of the Redskin Theater from the sidewalk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The view of the Redskin Theater from the sidewalk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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