Details for Shiner Opera House (Atlas Number 5285004685)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5285004685


Marker Number 4685
Atlas Number 5285004685
Marker Title Shiner Opera House
Index Entry Shiner Opera House
City Shiner
County Lavaca
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 677430
UTM Northing 3257092
Subject Codes buildings; opera houses and theatre; design and construction
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 7th Street and Avenue D, Shiner
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text William Wendtland (1856-1951) and Louis Wagener (1855-1936) built this structure in 1895. William Koch (1857-1928) enlarged the building with a rear addition in 1915. "The Opera House Saloon" and later other businesses occupied the lower floor. The opera house, located on the top floor, was the site of theatrical productions, social gatherings, dances, political rallies, and lodge meetings. Until the 1920s, the opera house was Shiner's main public auditorium. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979