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Youngstown in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Warner Brothers

 
 
Warner Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2014
1. Warner Brothers Marker
Inscription.  
The Warner Brothers - Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack - were members of a Jewish immigrant family from Poland that settled in Youngstown in the mid-1890s. The brothers attended local schools and worked in their father's shoe repair shop and meat market before entering the motion picture business. They purchased a projector and opened the first of several theaters in the Mahoning Valley in 1905. The brothers left Youngstown for New York and Hollywood as their company developed into an industry leader. Warner Brothers Pictures, founded in 1923, released Don Juan in 1926, the first "talking picture" using Vitaphone technology. On May 14, 1931, the family gathered in Youngstown to dedicate a luxurious new Warner Theater to the people of the city where it all started, and to memorialize Sam, who died in 1927.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Time Warner, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-50.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
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. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1907.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 41° 6.106′ N, 80° 39.194′ W. Marker was in Youngstown, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker was on West Federal Street east of Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in the median on West Federal Street in front of the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 258 W Federal St, Youngstown OH 44503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Warner Theater (a few steps from this marker); Harry Burt and Good Humor / Ross Radio Company (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Founding of Youngstown (about 600 feet away); First Ohio Settlers in the Mahoning River Valley (about 600 feet away); Working Class Heroes (about 700 feet away); A Little Bit of Youngstown’s History (about 700 feet away); Little Steel Strike (about 800 feet away); The First Log School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Youngstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Warner Bros. Pictures. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 4, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Warner Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2014
2. Warner Brothers Marker
 

2. Harry Warner at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Albert Warner at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. Samuel Warner at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
5. Jack Warner at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,529 times since then and 189 times this year. Last updated on July 12, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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