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Commercial Building (Palace Theater)

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Palace Theater
c. 1930. 146 E. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

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.

Writing Credits

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—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

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

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