Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
1894 Grand Opera House
Designed by Frank Cox of New Orleans, this Romanesque revival structure served as an opera house, hotel, and restaurant when it opened for its first season in 1895. Converted to a movie theater in the 1920s, it was restored in the 1970s and 1980s to once again serve as a venue for the performing arts. Prominent features of the building include its stone and terra cotta trim. An original cupola over the main entrance was destroyed in the 1900 storm.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7478.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 29° 18.317′ N, 94° 47.451′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Post Office Street just from 21st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2020 Post Office Street, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Building 1857 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galveston Historical FoundationCustom House, Post Office and United States Court House (about 400 feet away); St. Mary's Cathedral (about 400 feet away); Pix Building (about 500 feet away); Scottish Rite Masonry (about 500 feet away); American National Insurance Company (about 500 feet away); Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . . Grand 1894 Opera House, Wikipedia article. (Submitted on January 29, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 3. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 4. submitted on January 12, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 5. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 6. submitted on June 19, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.