Showboat Theatre

217 West 2nd Street,
Freeport, TX 77541

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marmer on March 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Thanks! My daughter goes to Texas Tech University, and Worldcat tells me that they have a copy in reference. I’m going to have her check for me. But thanks so much for the tip about the Freeport Showboat.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm

A Google Books snippet view of the listing of architect Ernest Shult in the 1949-50 theatre catalog confirms that Shult designed the Showboat Theatres in Freeport (1942) and Texas City (1941.)

The partial list visible in the snippet also includes the following Shult designs: Palm, Sugarland, Texas (1949); Leon, Pleasanton, Texas (1948); Cole, Richmond, Texas (1947); Palacios, Palacios, Texas (1942); and Plaza, Wharton, Texas, (1941).

Also, a snippet of a March, 1939, issue of Daily Bulletin of the Manufacturers Record shows an item saying that Ernest Shult had drawn the plans for a $25,000 theater and store building at West Columbia, Texas, for Alex Sanbourne.