Simon Theatre

109 W. Main Street,
Brenham, TX 77833

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Simon Theatre...Brenham Texas

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Designed by renowned Texas architect Alfred C. Finn in 1925 in Classic Revival style, it had an original seating capacity of 880. It was the cultural and entertainment center of this historic region for many years (Brenham/Washington County, the Birthplace of Texas Independence.)

Renowned Texas architect A.C. Finn designed several famous theatres in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth, and the Simon Theatre in Brenham is the only one still standing! All others have been demolished. A capital campaign to “Save Our Simon” was succesful in restoring the theatre and ballroom, and plans included developing the property into the Simon Center, a small multi-use conference center, which had opened by 2013.

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 19, 2008 at 9:32 am

As somebody who leads an organization dedicated to saving a theater, I am sensitive when people imply they see no progress, because as I pointed out, these projects take time.I appreciate your efforts on this website. Let’s move on.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 27, 2009 at 7:25 pm

The Simon on 8/27/09. Progress at last…..

HERE

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 3, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I’m going through Brenham later this week, I’ll get a photo update on progress.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Here’s my photo from May 7th 2010:

HERE

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Restored marquee and almost done canopy:

HERE

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Okay, not a restored marquee, since it lost it’s original look, but a very nicely done marquee nonetheless. The art deco inspired lettering is gone, but at least there is some neon and bulbs in the new sign.

kgtband
kgtband on August 22, 2010 at 8:58 am

It looks like a lot of work is being done. Here are some pictures including the inside of the theater.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 10, 2016 at 2:01 am

From Google Street 02/2013 view, is now labeled Washington County Visitors Center. Also labeled The Simon Center.

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