Grand Theatre

Grand Theatre (HM2DPC)

Location: Electra, TX 76360 Wichita County
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N 34° 1.839', W 98° 55.145'

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Electra's population surge in the 1910s led local business leaders to hire Meador & Wolfe of Ft. Worth to design a theatre to accommodate the town's growing entertainment needs. It opened here in 1920 and featured vaudeville, operas, boxing and other events. It included an orchestra pit which later housed an organ and piano for silent movies. It has been both a movie house and a performing arts venue. The Grand's eclectic design features Mission and Classical elements done with emphasis on fancy and fantasy. Panels with swags and piers frame a vault motif.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2006
Year Placed2006
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 507469 N 3765557
Decimal Degrees34.03065000, -98.91908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.839', W 98° 55.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 50.34" N, 98° 55' 8.7000000000002" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114 N Waggoner St, Electra TX 76360, US
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