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Star Theatre

400 North Limestone Street

— Gaffney Historic District —

 
 
Star Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
1. Star Theatre Marker
Inscription.  It cost $20,000 to construct this building in 1902. The first performance "A Colonial Girl" starred Bertha Creighton and took place on October 2, 1902. "The Star" featured stage shows, silent movies, and later, movies with sound. After 35 years at 419 North Limestone, Hartzog's relocated to this building in 1981.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is October 2, 1902.
 
Location. 35° 4.497′ N, 81° 38.845′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on North Limestone Street (State Highway 150) just north of East Birnie Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the right of the west/front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 North Limestone Street, Gaffney SC 29340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sinkoe Building (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Chronicle Place
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capri Theater (about 300 feet away); 09.11.2001 (about 400 feet away); Smith's Pool Parlor (about 500 feet away); Dr. Clarence L. Norris 1888-1946 (about 500 feet away); Mr. Clarence Lawrence Glymph, Sr. (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
 
Regarding Star Theatre. Contributing property, Gaffney Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #86000602.
From the National Register Nomination:
The Star Theatre is a two-story, brick building with a bracketed cornice, fixed attic windows, and rounded arched windows on the second story. The building was used for many years as the Star Theatre.

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gaffney Commercial Historic District
 
Also see . . .  Gaffney Commercial Historic District.
The district encompasses 41 contributing building in the central business district of Gaffney. Most of the buildings were built after 1900 and before
Star Theatre Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
2. Star Theatre Building
The marker is mounted between windows to the right of the entrance.
1930 and are primarily commercial buildings in vernacular commercial interpretations of the Italianate, Romanesque Revival, Renaissance Revival, Art Deco, and Neoclassical styles. All of the buildings are of brick construction and vary from one to four stories in height. The downtown area, which continues to be a center of Gaffney commerce, retains much of its early 20th century character.
(Submitted on November 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Star Theatre Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
3. Star Theatre Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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