Details for Grand Opera House 1894

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007478


Marker Number 7478
Atlas Number 5167007478
Marker Title Grand Opera House 1894
Index Entry Grand Opera House 1894
Address 2020 Postoffice
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326117
UTM Northing 3243152
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels; opera houses and theatre
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Designed by Frank Cox of New Orleans, this Romanesque revival structure served as an opera house, hotel, and restaurant when it opened for its first season in 1895. Converted to a movie theater in the 1920s, it was restored in the 1970s and 1980s to once again serve as a venue for the performing arts. Prominent features of the building include its stone and terra cotta trim. An original cupola over the main entrance was destroyed in the 1900 storm. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990

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