Wright Opera House

Wright Opera House

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Exterior view of the Wright Opera House with a group of unidentified men and women outside, including a horse-drawn carriage. The opera house was built by W. C. Wright on the Denton Square.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Wright Opera House

Wright Opera House

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Exterior view of the Wright Opera House built by W. C. Wright. The Parlin and Orendorff Company is on the lower floor of the building. A number of unidentified individuals are arrayed outside of the opera house.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Temple Opera House - Palestine, Texas]

[Temple Opera House - Palestine, Texas]

Date: 1890 - 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Sociedad Concordia Theater Building]

[Sociedad Concordia Theater Building]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Building of the Sociedad Concordia in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Has the inscription "Teatro de la Sociedad Concordia, 1885-1906." This building occupied the present site of the Palacio Federal in front of Plaza Hidalgo.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
Petrolia Citizens

Petrolia Citizens

Date: 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: The citizens of Petrolia standing in front of the miovie house in 1918.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
[Downtown Procter Street]

[Downtown Procter Street]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur interurban train in the middle of the downtown shopping district. Many different types of businesses are along the sides of the Procter Street. Pedestrian shoppers are all around, going into various businesses. Vehicles are parked in all the parking spaces along the street. A single stoplight on a pole stands in the middle of the intersection.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Plaza Theatre]

[Plaza Theatre]

Date: 1939
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as Plaza Theatre. Several cars are parked in front of the building. Text on the side of another building says "Yakie Supply Co. Auto Parts and Accessories[,] Phone 144."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Boy Scouts at Strand Theater]

[Boy Scouts at Strand Theater]

Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of boy scouts in a group outside the Strand Theater in Port Arthur, TX. According to the marquee behind the boys, the movie playing is "One Sunday Afternoon." All the boys are dressed in boy scout uniforms. Several leaders are in the picture with them.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Crowd in front of the StrandTheater]

[Crowd in front of the StrandTheater]

Date: 1926
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a crowd of people outside the front doors of the Strand Theatre in the 500 block of Procter. The marquee says "John Barrymore-Dolores Costello and George O'Hara in The Screen Classic 'The Sea Beast.'" In the foreground, there is a row of cars.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Pearce Movie Theater]

[Pearce Movie Theater]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Pearce Movie Theater, at 500 Procter Street. There is an archway above the front doors, and several signs and movie posters are set out under it. A ticket booth is in the center of the two sets of doors.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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