565 Congress Street,
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Previously operated by: Publix
Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Styles: Colonial Revival
Previous Names: Big Nickel Theatre
The Big Nickel Theatre was opened April 3, 1911. In 1915 it was renamed Strand Theatre. The building was closed and gutted in 1917, and rebuilt to the designs of noted architect Thomas W. Lamb, reopening as the Strand Theatre June 3, 1918. A Wurlitzer theatre organ Opus 1778, Style 260SP was shipped to the Strand Theatre on October 31, 1927. The Strand Theatre was closed in 1963 and the auditorium was demolished in 1970 to become a parking lot. The facade, with the original name ‘Strand Building’ in stone along the top, survives hosting several business’s and office space.
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