Temple Theatre

226 W. High Street,
Bryan, OH 43506

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Temple Theatre

This theater first appears showing movies on the 1923 Sanborn, in an old armory. The armory appears on the 1884 map, but appears to date from the 1860’s or 1870’s.

Even by 1884, this is referred to as the Armory Hall, and has a stage and scenery at the rear. Dressing rooms were in the one-story extension at the back. Later maps refer to it as an opera house. The structure was remarkably unchanged through its history. On the 1930 map, a large rectangular awning appears, and remains on the 1948 revision. Some damage to the brick pilasters would indicate at least a partial covering of the facade.

Sometime after this, the ground floor received a mid-century stone and glass remodel. The building is currently in use as a furniture store.

Contributed by Seth Gaines
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