Details for Crow Opera House (Atlas Number 5143001122)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5143001122

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Marker Number 1122
Atlas Number 5143001122
Marker Title Crow Opera House
Index Entry Crow Opera House
Address 187 W. Washington
City Stephenville
County Erath
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 575238
UTM Northing 3565152
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; opera houses and theatre; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1977
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The first floor of this limestone building, erected before 1892, housed the Erath County National Bank, with Dr. M. S. Crow as president. His wife Mollie Jane Crow suggested use of the top floor for cultural events. The opera house auditorium, which held about 400 persons, was the site of theatrical productions, dances, and town gatherings. Its use declined by 1920 with the rise of motion pictures. Other commercial enterprises later occupied the Romanesque style structure. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977