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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.


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


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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