Details for Paramount Theater (Atlas Number 5507014684)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014684

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Marker Number 14684
Atlas Number 5507014684
Marker Title Paramount Theater
Index Entry Paramount Theater
Address 713 N. Congress
City Austin
County Travis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 620991
UTM Northing 3349303
Subject Codes opera houses and theatre; design and construction
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text Originally called the “Majestic,” this theatre was erected in 1915 by businessman Ernest Nalle (1876-1950). Designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Eberson, Fugard, and Knapp, it was constructed under the direction of local architect George Endress. During the 1930s, the theatre was renamed the “Paramount” and was lavishly remodeled. Since its opening, the theatre has been a showcase for traveling vaudeville shows, dramatic and musical stage productions, and motion pictures. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark -- 1976