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Tell ya’ll what, I will e-mail a copy of the nomination and pictures (they’re large to qualify for the national register) to anyone who’s interested. I am so excited to have gotten a hold of you, Kim! Those pesky organs keep popping up. Maybe I should head over to the Paramount and the Presbyterian Church just to confirm! This has been pretty much the story of nominating the Mayan- a lot of things are being contradicted or we can’t confirm! argh! My e-mail is
Hi! I’m doing the National Register Nomination for the Mayan! I would desparately like to speak with the woman who’s husband’s grandparents were married at the theater. I have found some information that you might find interesting. In response to some other comments: I have very colorful interior shots like you wouldn’t believe, as well as recent and historical photos, I don’t have a record of the Mayan ever closing either- just not being taken care of or doing well, I’m guessing there were two organs because another one ended up at the Epiphany Lutheran Church when the talkies came in (http://www.epiphanylutheran.net/yourti84855.html) and I also have found someone who used to play the organ in the 30s, I also have that it was a Fox Intermountain theater- and there is a photo at DPLs Western History and Genealogy, you’re right that last seat count I found was 800 seats (but this was before an ADA issue), and call the box office to get the phone numbers of the directors for info on running a theater. I can always use more information, opinions, insight, etc!!! Thanks so much!