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Sweeney And Coombs Opera House At 320 Fannin St.


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Cool history here!!  I wanted to share with HAIF my research this week.

Found a postcard, and then looked further into it.

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The website oscarwildeinamerica.org has an in depth write up that I will use as my source guide.

https://www.oscarwildeinamerica.org/lectures-1882/june/0623-houston.html

Gray's Opera House
West side of Fannin Street, Houston, TX, between Congress and Preston Streets (now 320 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002, opposite the courthouse)

Opened: c. 1860s (as Gray's Hall)
Converted: May 1879 (Gray's Opera House)
Seating capacity: 800-1000
Destroyed (fire): August 8, 1889

Replaced by: Sweeney and Coombs Opera House (opened November 3, 1890) which later became the Houston Theatre and The Prince. But this is not the same building as Gray's as sometimes suggested.

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