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Texas Theater

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1949, Jack Corgan. 329 E. Kleberg Ave.

A prolific theater architect and drive-in theater pioneer, Corgan, of Dallas, designed this movie house with a two-story corner entrance coupled with lesser-scaled shops along the side street. Of note are the theater's vertical sign and its diagonally scored terrazzo sidewalks. A vestige of Kingsville's post–World War II prosperity, it closed due to downtown's decline, and it is currently used as a religious venue.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Texas Theater", [Kingsville, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 255-255.

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