Marple Theater

417 E. Douglas Avenue,
Wichita, KS 67202

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Marple Theater

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The Marple Theater was built around 1908 for William H. Marple. By 1941 and into the early 1950’s it was known as the State Theater.

The building is now used as a night club called the Midnight Blue club.

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Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on March 10, 2009 at 2:14 pm

It is now a bar.
Here is a 2007 photo:
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Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on March 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm

According to the Wichita Eagle and the Wichita Beacon;
Emma Dodd was the wife of E. M. Dodd a contractor. They came to Wichita in 1884. She owned considerable real estate including downtown business property.

Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on March 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm

E. M. Dodd was not the builder of the Marple since he died in 1899 according to Emma Dodd’s obituary in the 1928 Wichita Beacon and the Marple was built in 1908.

Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on May 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

It is now Fat Tony’s Grill and Sports Bar.

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