Brownsville in Haywood County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1931.
Location. 35° 35.58′ N, 89° 15.723′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Tennessee, in Haywood County. Marker is at the intersection of South Washington Avenue and East Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north on South Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 S Washington Ave, Brownsville TN 38012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pythian Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Fighting for Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brownsville Raids (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden Circle Life Insurance Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Lot Number 1 Haywood County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rawls Funeral Home (about 300 feet away); Haywood County Confederate Monument (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
Regarding Opera House. Excerpt from a Brownsville Historic Properties Survey conducted by Thomason & Associates in 2013:
Before the turn of the century, Brownsville had an Opera House. It was a large commodious building with a spacious auditorium, a balcony and moveable seats, a large stage and dressing rooms. Not only were local programs and talent shows held here, but many traveling companies would play in Memphis and then come to Brownsville to perform at the Opera House. All of the big dances were held here and people would arrive by train to attend special events. The Opera House burned as a result of a fire in a restaurant around the corner in 1931.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.