The Yucca Theatre

The Yucca Theatre (HM1ME6)

Location: Midland, TX 79701 Midland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 59.941', W 102° 4.605'

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Attracted by Midland's growing economy and the rapid development of the area's petroleum industry, T.S. Hogan announced plans for the construction of this facility in 1927. An oilman and former Montana senator, Hogan saw the need for a multi-purpose regional theatre to serve the growing population of the Permian Basin. He commissioned noted Fort Worth architect Wyatt C. Hedrick to design the structure. The result was an elaborate facade with intricate Gothic revival detailing. The interior was designed by H. B. Layman of New York and features characteristics of the Egyptian revival style.

The Yucca Theatre opened on December 5, 1929, after two years of construction. The premier included a screening of the Hollywood musical "Rio Rita" and a musical comedy revue by the jubilee players of New York City.

The versatility of the building's design made the Yucca Theatre suitable for a variety of activities. Despite the 1930s economic depression, it remained a popular place for traveling vaudeville shows, operas,recitals, and high school graduation ceremonies. Today it serves as a reminder of Midland's early growth as a center of the petroleum industry.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
HM NumberHM1ME6
Marker Number5935
Year Placed1981
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 776172 N 3544061
Decimal Degrees31.99901667, -102.07675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 59.941', W 102° 4.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 59' 56.46" N, 102° 4' 36.3" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 N Colorado St, Midland TX 79701, US
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