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Commercial Building (Palace Theater)

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Palace Theater
c. 1930. 146 E. Main St.

Although no longer serving its original function, the Palace happily retains its street facade. The front is faced largely with blonde brick, with a series of polychrome tile accents, most notably around the upper level's pylon sign. A large window in the second story suggests that there was a balcony level of seating. Commercial development along Main Street led to the remodeling of the first-floor theater space into a mini-mall, a loss for the town.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Commercial Building (Palace Theater)", [Fredericksburg, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-NB40.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 210-210.

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