Details for Anson Opera House (Atlas Number 5253000173)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5253000173


Marker Number 173
Atlas Number 5253000173
Marker Title Anson Opera House
Index Entry Anson Opera House
Address 1120 11th St.
City Anson
County Jones
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 416379
UTM Northing 3624019
Subject Codes opera houses and theatre
Marker Year 1963
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1120, 11th St., Anson
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built 1907 by A.W . Johnson and Dr. D. Williams, with Thomas Vetch, contractor. House was site for diverse programs: stock company and Chautaugua productions such as "East Lynn" and "The Klansman" (for which Sheriff Tom Hudson's horse was borrowed and led on stage); "Perils of Pauline" and other silent moving pictures; a state championship wrestling match in era of local pugilist Boomer Moore; and Anson High School's first (1909) graduation. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1963