Henry Opera House

Henry Opera House (HMJHB)

Location: Huntsville, TX 77340 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 43.375', W 95° 33.035'

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(In service 1883-1913)

Built in 1880 as lodge hall. First floor soon became a dry goods and grocery store, and second was made into a fine theater by owner, John Henry (1828-97). Here traveling troupes played Shakespeare and dramas of the times. Famous magician Hermann the Great made Texas debut here; and Blind Tom, self-taught Negro piano virtuoso, once performed on this stage.

After period as skating rink, opera house showed first motion picture in the city, about 1909. But with building of new theater, it closed and came again to be used for offices and stores.
Marker Number8456
Year Placed1972
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 255765 N 3401673
Decimal Degrees30.72291667, -95.55058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.375', W 95° 33.035'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 22.50" N, 95° 33' 2.10" W
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Area Code(s)409, 936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101 12th St, Huntsville TX 77340, US
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