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Property Name Grand Theater
Reference Number 13000677
State Nebraska
County Madison
Town Norfolk
Street Address 120 South Third Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/4/2013
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The Grand Theater is locally significant under Criteria A and C as an excellent example representing evolution of early entertainment in Norfolk and as a transitional theater built specifically for showing movies but also accommodating some live performances. It also is associated with a period of dramatic growth in the city, contributing to entertainment history in this regional trade center for northeast Nebraska. The theater was the citys first permanent or purpose-built movie theater when constructed in 1920.


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