Brooks Opera House

Brooks Opera House (HM2MFF)

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N 35° 52.625', W 97° 25.476'

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Built in 1899 as an adjunct to the Royal Hotel, the Brooks was praised in its day as the finest theater in the Southwest. It presented popular entertainments and was also the setting for many dazzling "first nights" for territorial society.

Some historic events of its golden years: the opening session of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention, and an address by William Jennings Bryan, the Great Populist, in a campaign tour. Lon Chaney, famed motion picture actor, began his career here as a stagehand. Later years saw the Brooks become the Avon motion picture theater before it was razed in 1967.
Year Placed1980
Placed ByDonald W. Reynolds Foundation
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Date Added Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 642212 N 3971461
Decimal Degrees35.87708333, -97.42460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.625', W 97° 25.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 37.5" N, 97° 25' 28.56" W
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