Olympic Theater

617 South Polk Street,
Amarillo, TX 79101

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The Olympic Theater formerly known as the Grand Opera House was destroyed by a fire on November 27, 1919.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 12, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Here are two photos of the Olympic Theater after the fire.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 12, 2009 at 1:19 pm

This theater was built in 1907. The address should be 617 South Polk Street. This photo shows the Olympic Theater before the fire.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 12, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Here are two more photos of the Olympic about four months after the fire.

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ronnwood
ronnwood on October 21, 2013 at 8:07 am

The Olympic was located on the NE corner of 7th and Polk Streets. Many years after it burned and the rumble cleared away a new building rose there which housed the Colberts Department Store for decades. The Colberts building burned September 23, 1977 heavily damaging the building next door which had originally housed the Texas Theater. After the fire both the buildings were razed and replaced with a flat, ugly, parking lot leaving a gaping hole on Polk Street.

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