Gunnison in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Casino / Star Theatre
One of the most ornate examples of the Beaux Arts style in Utah, its symmetrical façade features elaborate Beaux Arts elements, such as large fluted columns supporting arched pediments, a heavy cornice decorated with modillions and dentils, and terra cotta floral garlands and bas-relief cherubs over a recessed central entrance. Twin winged victories rose above arched windows on the second story. The interior includes a large auditorium with a stage on the main floor, dressing rooms in the rear basement, and a four-room apartment and projection room in the front section of the second story.
The theatre owes its existence to Sims M. Duggins, an active businessman, promoter and owner of the Gunnison Co-op and other enterprises. The Duggins family managed the building until the mid-1930s and owned
Erected 2005 by Division of State History.
Location. 39° 9.236′ N, 111° 49.108′ W. Marker is in Gunnison, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 86 South Main Street, Gunnison UT 84634, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gunnison (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Public Buildings (approx. 2.2 miles away); Centerfield (approx. 2.2 miles away); Warm Creek-Fayette (approx. 5.2 miles away); ZCMI Co-op Building (approx. 5.4 miles away); Settlement of Axtell (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pettyville Pioneers (approx. 7 miles away); Funk's Lake (approx. 7.2 miles away).
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