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Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Opera Houses & Theaters

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
1. Opera Houses & Theaters Marker
Inscription. The Adelphi, Fort Worth’s first vaudeville theater, opened in 1876 at 3rd & Main but soon closed. Within a month, the “Theatre Comique” occupied the site, attracting audiences to its popular presentations of western-style variety entertainment. Greenwall’s Opera House opened in 1891 introducing Fort Worth audiences to legendary actors including Lily Langtry, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russell, Douglas Fairbanks, and Ethel and Lionel Barrymore.

The opulent Majestic Theater, seating 1500 people and covering half a block, opened at 10th & Commerce Streets in 1910. Patrons at the Majestic enjoyed performances by internationally famous entertainers. A beautiful Fort Worth girl, Ginger Rogers, won a national dance contest on the Majestic stage, starting her on her way to becoming a major movie star.

Bass Performance Hall, opened May 1, 1998, continues Fort Worth’s entertainment tradition.
 
Erected 2006 by Heritage Trails and Sundance Square. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 32° 45.281′ N, 97° 19.87′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and East 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map.
Opera Houses & Theaters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
2. Opera Houses & Theaters Marker
Marker is in this post office area: Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Hotels (within shouting distance of this marker); Land Title Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gamblers & Gunfights (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blackstone Hotel (about 400 feet away); Morris and Conn Buildings (about 400 feet away); Plaza Hotel Building (about 400 feet away); Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955) (about 400 feet away); The Wild Bunch (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Worth Heritage Trails. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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