Details for Queen Theatre (Atlas Number 5507017340)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017340

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Marker Number 17340
Atlas Number 5507017340
Marker Title Queen Theatre
Index Entry Queen Theatre
Address 110 S. Main
City Bryan
County Brazos
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes opera houses and theaters; buildings
Marker Year 2012
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28" without post
Marker Text QUEEN THEATRE A MOVIE THEATRE HAS BEEN AT THIS LOCATION SINCE 1913 AND NAMED “THE QUEEN” SINCE 1914. IT WAS ORIGINALLY LOCATED IN THE THREE-STORY STODDARD HOTEL BUILT HERE IN 1889. THE SCHULMAN FAMILY PURCHASED THE THEATRE BUSINESS IN 1926 AND THE BUILDING IN 1938. IT WAS REPLACED BY A MODERN STRUCTURE WITH STEEL FRAMEWORK, AIR CONDITIONING AND INDIRECT LIGHTING DESIGNED BY PETTIGREW AND WORLEY OF DALLAS. THE TALL, WHITE FAÇADE WAS TOPPED WITH A REVOLVING, NEON-LIT CROWN. IT REOPENED ON NOV. 21, 1939 AND CONTINUED FOR OVER 30 YEARS. VACANT AND IN DISREPAIR, THE BUILDING WAS PURCHASED BY THE DOWNTOWN BRYAN ASSOCIATION IN 2010 AND RESTORATION BEGAN. THE QUEEN IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF STREAMLINE MODERNE ARCHITECTURE ON MAIN STREET.