The Pastime Theater Disaster

The Pastime Theater Disaster (HM2A7O)

Location: Winchester, KY 40391 Clark County
Buy Kentucky State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 37° 59.656', W 84° 10.6'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
(side 1)
On March 9, 1918, at 7:45p.m., a wall of a burned-out building collapsed onto The Pastime Theater near the end of the first showing. Eleven people were killed instantly and scores of others were injured. Eight of the dead were eighteen years old or younger. This was, by far, the worst disaster in the history of the City of Winchester.
(side 2)
Listed below are the names and ages of the victims killed in the collapse:
Abram Feld—52, Houston Noel—21, Coleman Aldridge—16,
Jesse Adams—18, Tommy Thomas—12, Rosie Azar—16,
Andy Henry—10, Everett Shindlebower—33, Houston Frisbie—10, George Frisbie—8, Russell Smith—12, Robert Baber—33
Let Us Never Forget
HM NumberHM2A7O
Year Placed2013
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747924 N 4208940
Decimal Degrees37.99426667, -84.17666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.656', W 84° 10.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 39.36" N, 84° 10' 36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 N Main St, Winchester KY 40391, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?