Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Henry Opera House
(In service 1883-1913)
After period as skating rink, opera house showed first motion picture in the city, about 1909. But with building of new theater, it closed and came again to be used for offices and stores.
Erected 1972 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8456.)
Location. 30° 43.375′ N, 95° 33.035′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue and 12th Street, on the left when traveling north on University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1206 University Ave., Huntsville TX 77342, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walker County (a few steps from this marker); Sam Houston Whittling Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornerstone of the Fourth Courthouse Forrest Lodge No. 19, A.F. & A.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Five Courthouses of Walker County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Walker County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Masonic Lodge Building (about 400 feet away); Old Gibbs Store (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
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