Details for Grand Opera House (Atlas Number 5463002249)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5463002249


Marker Number 2249
Atlas Number 5463002249
Marker Title Grand Opera House
Index Entry Grand Opera House
Address 104 North West Street
City Uvalde
County Uvalde
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 423505
UTM Northing 3231505
Subject Codes opera houses and theatre
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 104 North West Street - marker fronts Getty, Uvalde.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Staged outstanding musicals, dramas. Built 1891 by local men for professional troupes. Also scene of home talent plays, some directed by Ben K. Franklin, a former actor who settled here. Programs created social stir, with lavish dress and parties. Building has copper roof and corbeled bay window tower; had ornate stage and auditorium. Now owned by former U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner and his son, Tully Garner. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.