Historic Markers Across Alabama

Fort Payne Opera House

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: 520 U.S. Hwy 11 (Gault Ave.) @ 5th Street NW
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 34° 26.678    W 085° 43.163
  34.44463333    -85.71938333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Opened September1890. Built during local boom period. Converted into theatre during era of silent movies. Closed as a theatre in October 1935. Purchased by Landmarks of DeKalb County, Inc., 1969. Renovated, restored, and reopened to public in 1970. The oldest theatre in Alabama located in a building originally constructed as a theatre. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the National Register of 19th Century Theatres in America.

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