Saturday, December 6, 2008

Flint Postcards: Stone's Theatre


I found this postcard, but I have no idea when and where this building existed in Flint. Any architectural historians out there?

UPDATE:

Würstside Warlørd said:

Message indicates the writer, from Root St in Flint was going to see Mary Mannering, an actress born Florence Friend in London,England, perform in "A Man's World" at this theatre. Located on Harrison and 1st Streets it was also known as the Music Hall Theater, the Majestic and also the Stone's Opera House and owned by Oren Stone. It was subsequently razed and The Flint Journal structure was built at that site.

J.L. said:
The Flint Journal bought the building in the early twenties and demolished it so they could build their current building, which was completed in 1924 (southeast corner of First Street and Harrison).

4 comments:

  1. so where is/was this buidling? I can't recall ever seeing it.

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  2. The Flint Journal bought the building in the early twenties and demolished it so they could build their current building, which was completed in 1924 (southeast corner of First Street and Harrison).

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  3. Würstside WarlørdDecember 7, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Message indicates the writer, from Root St in Flint was going to see Mary Mannering, an actress born Florence Friend in London England, perform in "A Man's World" at this theatre. Located on Harrison and 1st Streets it was also known as the Music Hall Theater, the Majestic and also the Stone's Opera House and owned by Oren Stone. It was subsequently razed and the Flint Journal structure was built at that site.

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  4. An identical opera house just had its facade restored to its original appearance. While it did not get torn down, Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater was renovated into a movie theater in the 1930s with a modern facade. It got a transitional facade in the 1960s until enough funds were raised to restore the original facade. Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater can be found at http://tibbits.org/

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