Grand Opera House

Grand Opera House (HM17SI)

Location: Uvalde, TX 78801 Uvalde County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 12.623', W 99° 47.202'

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Staged outstanding musicals, dramas. Built 1891 by local men for professional troupes. Also scene of home talent plays, some directed by Ben K. Franklin, a former actor who settled here. Programs created social stir, with lavish dress and parties.

Building has copper roof and corbeled bay window tower; had ornate stage and auditorium.

Now owned by former U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner and his son, Tully Garner.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
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HM NumberHM17SI
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Marker Number2249
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 423529 N 3231550
Decimal Degrees29.21038333, -99.78670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 12.623', W 99° 47.202'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 12' 37.38" N, 99° 47' 12.12" W
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Area Code(s)830, 210
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 W North St, Uvalde TX 78801, US
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