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Fort Payne in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Payne Opera House

 
 
Fort Payne Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 15, 2008
1. Fort Payne Opera House Marker
Inscription.  Opened Sept. 1890. Built during local boom period. Converted into theatre during era of silent movies. Closed as a theatre in October, 1935. Purchased by Landmarks of DeKalb County, Inc. 1969. Renovated, restored and reopened to public in 1970. The oldest theatre in Alabama located in a building originally constructed as a theatre.

Listed in National Register of Historic Places and the National Register of 19th Century Theatres in America.
 
Erected 1973 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1935.
 
Location. 34° 26.678′ N, 85° 43.163′ W. Marker is in Fort Payne, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Gault Avenue North (U.S. 11) and 5th Street Northtwest, on the right when traveling west on Gault Avenue North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Payne AL 35968, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boom Town Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Payne’s Fort
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By Tim Carr, June 15, 2008
2. Fort Payne Opera House & Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Sequoyah (about 400 feet away); Wills Town Mission (about 400 feet away); Alabama (about 600 feet away); Main Street Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cherokee Indian Removal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Payne.
 
Also see . . .  Landmark's Projects The Fort Payne Opera House. (Submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,196 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on May 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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