Schick Opera House - Plainview, Hale County, Texas
Address: Ash & 7th Street
Directions: Weksler Building, at intersection of Ash Street and Seventh Street, Plainview
Marker #: 5189004598
Year Dedicated: 1977
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: None; Good
Schick Opera House - Businessman Levi Schick (1855-1936) launched the Schick Opera House in this building on Oct. 11, 1909. A traveling opera company opened the facility with a performance of "Little Dollie Dimples". Later attractions included vaudeville acts, musical programs, and plays. The opera house also served as a showcase for local talent and a site of public gatherings, such as graduation ceremonies. Known for its fine acoustics, the auditorium seated about 900 persons. Schick Opera House remained this area's cultural center until about 1920, when competition from motion pictures caused its decline. 1977
Decimal degrees:  N 34.187096   W -101.702241
Degrees, minutes: N 34 11.226   W 0101 42.134
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 250968, Northing 3786202
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