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Palace Theatre

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1921. 112 W. 6th Ave.

Built as a vaudeville house, the Palace was converted to a movie theater in the 1930s. Following several decades of disuse, it was reopened in 2002. The planar red brick facade is composed of expanding proscenium-like frames in contrasting white stone, in a manner reminiscent of Louis Sullivan’s small-town bank designs. A white entablature, with a narrow geometric frieze, and a stepped red brick parapet complete the building.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 80-81.

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