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Rio Theatre

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1926. 105 Nacogdoches St.

This four-hundred-seat theater has been updated over the years, but it has remained in continuous operation. The square white stucco facade is animated by a pair of large green swirls, in striking contrast to the brick storefronts of the square.

The two-story Farmers State Bank (c. 1925; 115 Shelbyville Street) dominates the north side of the square and has fluted Corinthian columns in antis bracketed by matching pilasters and crowned with a full entablature.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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

Print Source

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, 58-59.

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