Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1923-27 by the Hamasa Shriners in Moorish Revival style, this theater was among the finest movie/vaudeville “palaces” of its day, having one of the largest stage facilities in the United States.
Erected 1986 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
Location. 32° 21.908′ N, 88° 42.143′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and 24th Avenue (Mississippi Highway 493), on the right when traveling west on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2320 8th Street, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Jewish Contribution (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marks-Rothenberg Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Urban Center Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.