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Property Name Fiske Theatre
Reference Number 13001130
State Louisiana
County West Carroll Parish
Town Oak Grove
Street Address 306 East Main Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/29/2014
Areas of Significance Recreation and Culture, Architecture
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Oak Grove's Fiske Theatre is locally significant in the area of recreation and culture under Criterion A: association with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history. Its historical significance stems from its status as the only professional entertainment venue in Oak Grove and its parish, West Carroll, of which Oak Grove is the parish seat. The theater is also of local significance in the area of architecture under Criterion C: design and construction, because it is the only example of an Art Moderne theater in West Carroll Parish and the only example of the style in Oak Grove. The Fiske's period of significance under Criterion A spans 1950, its date of construction, to 1963, the National Register's fiftyyear cut-off. Under Criterion C, the period of significance is the theater's 1950 construction date.


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