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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

1894 Grand Opera House

 
 
1894 Grand Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. 1894 Grand Opera House Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
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.
 
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 Foundation (about 300 feet away); Custom House, Post Office and United States Court House (about 400 feet away); St. Mary's Cathedral (about 400 feet away); a different marker
1894 Grand Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. 1894 Grand Opera House Marker
also named St. Mary's Cathedral (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Pix Building (about 500 feet away); Scottish Rite Masonry (about 500 feet away); American National Insurance Company (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1894 Grand Opera House website - History of the Grand. (Submitted on January 29, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Grand 1894 Opera House, Wikipedia article. (Submitted on January 29, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
3. On this Page of the National Register of Historical Places. About 2/3 down the page (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable Buildings
 
1894 Grand Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 1, 2012
3. 1894 Grand Opera House
1894 Grand Opera House (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2018
4. 1894 Grand Opera House (wide view)
1894 Grand Opera House after the hurricane image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission and The Portal to Texas History, 1900
5. 1894 Grand Opera House after the hurricane
Photograph of the partial ruins of the 1894 Grand Opera House, in Galveston, Texas after it was destroyed in a hurricane. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says, "Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston County, View of east wall after 1900 storm showing destruction of stage and seating areas." - The Portal to Texas History
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 60 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 June 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   5. submitted on June 19, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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