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Fairbanks in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska — Northwest
 

Lacey Street Theater (1939)

504 Second Avenue

 

— (the corner of 2nd & Lacey St) —

 
Lacey Street Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2012
1. Lacey Street Theater Marker
Inscription.  Construction of the Lacey Street Theater began in 1939, and this Art Deco style building opened in 1940. Austin E. “Cap” Lathrop, Fairbanks businessman and financier, was its owner. The Lacey Street Theater, with its distinguished neon sign, ornamental concrete details, and architectural style is a prominent building in downtown Fairbanks. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 14, 1990, the theater is a popular social center in town, showing movies into the 1970s and hosting gala events. Present owners, Richard D. and Hoa T. Brinkley, operate the Lacey Street Theater as an Ice Museum to showcase the Fairbanks winter season.
 
Erected 1964 by Commission on Historic Preservation, Fairbanks North Star Borough.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
 
Location. 64° 50.621′ N, 147° 43.042′ W. Marker is in Fairbanks, Alaska, in Fairbanks North Star
Lacey Street Theater image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2012
2. Lacey Street Theater
Borough. Marker is on Second Avenue, on the right when traveling east. This historic marker is located on front wall, on the right side of the main entrance as you face the theater. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 504 Second Avenue, Fairbanks AK 99775, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wickersham Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnette's Landing (about 600 feet away); Suter House (about 700 feet away); Cushman Street (about 700 feet away); "The Line" (about 700 feet away); Fairbanks Public Schools (about 700 feet away); Immaculate Conception Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Founding of Fairbanks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairbanks.
 
Also see . . .  Lacey Steet Theater in Fairbanks, AK - Cinema Treasures. (Submitted on September 1, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
Looking east on 2nd Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2012
3. Looking east on 2nd Avenue
Lacey Street Theater image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2012
4. Lacey Street Theater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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