Strand Theatre

237 N. Columbia Street,
Union City, IN 47390

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Strand Theatre

The Strand Theatre opened in 1928. It seated 220 and was listed as closed in 1943.

Contributed by Chris1982

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SethG on July 23, 2020 at 3:39 pm

If the address is right, which is always a dubious proposition, then this has not been demolished. 237 was historically the southern storefront of the Fisher Block. It appears as though a building of two storefronts was constructed sometime before 1885, and the northern half of that was then unified with a new building on the corner by 1890. Trying to line up what seem to be 3-4 buildings with two fronts is a bit confusing, but 237 on the 1920 map is a grocery store one down from the corner. This building is now all one unit with an address of 239. The park seems to be where 227 and 229 were. The NRHP listing for downtown is exceptionally poor for a recent effort, and has almost no information about all but a select few structures. Most of the little information there is is very vague.

SethG on July 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm

The Ohio library has a rather poor copy of the 1931 map, updated for 1940. No theater is shown anywhere on N Columbia. 237 is still a store.

SethG on July 24, 2020 at 9:42 am

Not that I think the address is correct, but on the off chance that it fell between the 1920-1940 gap in maps, I’ve added a 2015 picture of the Fisher Block. The ground floor has been run together with half of the neighboring building, and it is a Hallmark store.

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