Masonic Theatre

Masonic Theatre (HM1ZFZ)

Location: Clifton Forge, VA 24422 Alleghany County
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N 37° 48.973', W 79° 49.497'

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Low Moor Lodge No. 166, Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons, commissioned this Neo-Classical
Revival-style opera house and lodge, erected in
1905 at a cost of about $40,000, The Masons held
meetings on the third floor from 1906 to 1921.
The theatre, able to seat more than 500 people,
hosted plays, vaudeville shows, silent and talking
films, community events, and political addresses.
Live performers reportedly included Gene Autry,
Hopalong Cassidy, Lash LaRue, Tex Ritter, Roy
Rogers, Burl Ives, and the Count Basie Orchestra
The theatre, later renamed the Stonewall, closed
in 1987. Major restoration work during 2015-2016
brought it back into full operation.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 603424 N 4186074
Decimal Degrees37.81621667, -79.82495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.973', W 79° 49.497'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 58.38" N, 79° 49' 29.82" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 518 Main St, Clifton Forge VA 24422, US
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