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Marble Hall

Marble Hall


Marble Hall

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a.k.a. Riverside Theatorium

a.k.a. Ohio Theater

17-19 Main St
Evansville, IN

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Southeast side of Main St between Riverside Dr and 1st St, left of alley
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.969549
Longitude: -87.574723
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early 1850s 1888 map se side of main between water and 1st 19 main riverside theatorium [1909]

remodeled 1912 and converted into moving picture theater Manson Gilbert architect known as ohio theater, a nickelodeon

closed jan 23 soon after 37 flood Marble Hall, a small and poor auditorium at 19 Main Street, was built in the early 1850s and was still being used at the time of the 1937 flood. It closed soon after that event. It was badly arranged and never became very popular. In its last years it was a cheap movie house, specializing in blood-and-thunder films. Marble Hall, home of Herrmann & Bro. in the late 1800s; originally built as an auditorium in the 1850s and razed after the 1937 flood (Payne 27)

color photo hints was still around more recently (1970s? possibly older) lost 2nd floor at some point

razed or reduced to 1 story in 1962 sanborn and in c1967 photo

See also Other Downtown district

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