[H. J. Ware Building - Rita Theatre - 746 South Main]

One of 121 photographs in the series: Historical Resources Survey of Del Rio, Texas available on this site.

Description

Photograph of the Rita Theater entrance, four movie posters, and matinee sign reading "Roy Rogers in Mackintosh & T J" "Sat and Sun Matinee G." Another storefront is visible to the right with a partially legible sign. A teal pickup truck and partial view of a car are parked on the street.

Physical Description

1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 9 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1976.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by Val Verde County Historical Commission to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 253 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Val Verde County Historical Commission

Materials from the Val Verde County Historical Commission include images during the Historical Resources Survey of Del Rio in 1976, featuring local area homes, businesses, and churches.

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Photograph of the Rita Theater entrance, four movie posters, and matinee sign reading "Roy Rogers in Mackintosh & T J" "Sat and Sun Matinee G." Another storefront is visible to the right with a partially legible sign. A teal pickup truck and partial view of a car are parked on the street.

Physical Description

1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 9 cm.

Notes

Originally built as saloon and opera house; handmade bricks; top floor removed to make a theater operated by Paul Poag; later became Paul Poag Theater for the Performing Arts, operated by City of Del Rio, still in operation in 2008.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

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  • 1976

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  • April 2, 2007, 12:27 p.m.

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  • Dec. 9, 2016, 1:22 p.m.

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  • 29.357788, -100.898764

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[H. J. Ware Building - Rita Theatre - 746 South Main], photograph, 1976; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24821/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Val Verde County Historical Commission.