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Youngstown in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Warner Brothers

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2014
1. Warner Brothers Marker
Inscription. The Warner Brothers - Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack - were members of a Jewish immigrant family from Poland that settled in Youngstown in the mid-1890s. The brothers attended local schools and worked in their father's shoe repair shop and meat market before entering the motion picture business. They purchased a projector and opened the first of several theaters in the Mahoning Valley in 1905. The brothers left Youngstown for New York and Hollywood as their company developed into an industry leader. Warner Brothers Pictures, founded in 1923, released Don Juan in 1926, the first "talking picture" using Vitaphone technology. On May 14, 1931, the family gathered in Youngstown to dedicate a luxurious new Warner Theater to the people of the city where it all started, and to memorialize Sam, who died in 1927.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Time Warner, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-50.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.106′ N, 80° 39.194′ W. Marker is in Youngstown, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is on West Federal Street east of Chestnut Street, on the left
Warner Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2014
2. Warner Brothers Marker
when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the median on West Federal Street in front of the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Marker is in this post office area: Youngstown OH 44503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry Burt and Good Humor / Ross Radio Company (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Steel Strike (about 800 feet away); The First Log School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union National Bank Building / Central Square (1798-1899) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Tower / Mahoning National Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1959-1975 The Vietnam War (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of the Heroes of the Township (approx. mile away); Civil War Soldiers' Monument / Realty Building (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Youngstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Warner Brothers Company History. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Harry Warner at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Albert Warner at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. Samuel Warner at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
5. Jack Warner at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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