Details for Waco Theatre (Atlas Number 5309005694)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309005694

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Marker Number 5694
Atlas Number 5309005694
Marker Title Waco Theatre
Index Entry Waco Theatre
Address 724 Austin Avenue
City Waco
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 685443
UTM Northing 3488989
Subject Codes opera houses and theatre; Mediterranean (architectural style)
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Originally a two-story dark brick building with classical detailing, this theatre opened in 1914 as the Hippodrome. Managed by a group of Waco businessmen headed by T.P. Finnegan, it was used for silent movies, traveling Vaudeville shows, and a variety of civic events. After a minor fire in 1928 the structure was enlarged and remodeled in the present Mediterranean Revival style. It reopened the following year as the Waco Theatre.