Details for Grand Theatre (Atlas Number 5507013670)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013670


Marker Number 13670
Atlas Number 5507013670
Marker Title Grand Theatre
Index Entry Grand Theatre
Address 114 N Waggoner
City Electra
County Wichita
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 507543
UTM Northing 3765550
Subject Codes buildings; opera houses and theatre
Marker Year 2006
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 114 N. Waggoner
Marker Size RTHL Medallion and 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text Electra's population surge in the 1910s led local business leaders to hire Meador & Wolfe of Ft. Worth to design a theatre to accommodate the town's growing entertainment needs. It opened here in 1920 and featured vaudeville, operas, boxing and other events. It included an orchestra pit which later housed an organ and piano for silent movies. It has been both a movie house and a performing arts venue. The Grand's eclectic design features Mission and Classical elements done with emphasis on fancy and fantasy. Panels with swags and piers frame a vault motif. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2006