Designed by San Antonio architect Trester, the Grand Opera House is the most important nineteenth-century building in Uvalde. With the ground floor reserved for retail space and the second for the performance hall, this building type was an important feature of several Texas towns. The ground floor contains two entrances, one at the center of the facade for the commercial space and an entrance to the Opera House at the corner, which is accented by an oriel bay clad in pressed metal. The upper-level interior also survives intact, with a simply detailed proscenium arch of classical character.
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