Hoosier Theater

209 Ferry Street,
Vevay, IN 47043

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The building which houses the Hoosier Theatre was originally built in 1837 as a warehouse. It stands not far from the Ohio River, overlooking Kentucky. Throughout the remainder of the 19th and into the 20th centuries it served a variety of other purposes, including a saddlery, a post office, tavern and newspaper offices.

In 1926, the building was converted into a movie theater, and remained so until closing in 1955. It remained vacant for nearly 30 years, until the Historic Vevay, Inc., non-profit group purchased and began to restore the building in 1983. The Hoosier Theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

The Hoosier Theater reopened in 1987 with live theatrical performances, and continues to operate in this use today.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Chris1982
Chris1982 on June 15, 2014 at 3:17 am

National Register Entry

Publisher: National Park Service Published: 03/01/1982 Access: Public access Restrictions: All Rights Reserved Format/Size: Physical document with text, photos and map Language: eng: English Note: Cheapside and Ferry Sts. Item No.: 82000077 NRIS (National Register Information System) Subject: EVENT Subject: ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING Subject: ARCHITECTURE Subject: COMMERCE Subject: PERFORMING ARTS Subject: POLITICS/GOVERNMENT Subject: FEDERAL Subject: BUILDING Subject: 1900-1924 Subject: 1875-1899 Subject: 1850-1874 Subject: 1825-1849 Keywords: Culbertson & Plew;1837;1880 Place: INDIANA — Switzerland County — Vevay

Record Number: 385560

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