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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Majestic Theatre

 
 
Majestic Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Majestic Theatre Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1928, at a cost of $3,000,000 this structure was designed by John Eberson for Karl Hoblitzelle, owner of the interstate theatre chain. Chiefly Spanish Colonial Revival in design, its eclectic features include paired columns supporting a full-width canopy; an elaborate marquee; and ornate palace courtyard interior. The Majestic is an outstanding example of the few remaining atmospheric theatres designed by Eberson in the 1920s.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5972.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 29° 25.582′ N, 98° 29.448′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on East Houston Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 East Houston Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary's Institute (about 500 feet away); Twohig House (about 500 feet away); Travis Street Crossing (about 600 feet away); San Antonio's River Walk and Flood Control System
Majestic Theatre stage panoramic image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, February 27, 2015
2. Majestic Theatre stage panoramic
(about 700 feet away); Twin Cypress Mexican Sniper Tree (about 700 feet away); Old San Antonio National Bank Building (about 700 feet away); Site of De La Garza House, Gardens and Mint (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
Majestic Theatre image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. Majestic Theatre
Majestic Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 17, 2012
4. Majestic Theatre
Looking west along Houston Street
Majestic Theatre Ticket Booth image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
5. Majestic Theatre Ticket Booth
Majestic Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 17, 2012
6. Majestic Theatre
National Historic Landmark Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 11, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   2. submitted on March 10, 2015, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on May 11, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   4. submitted on November 6, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on May 11, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   6. submitted on November 6, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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