Fort Theater is a historic two-story building in Kearney, Nebraska. It was built in 1914 as The Empress by F.G. Keens, and designed in the Classical Revival style.[2] After it was partly destroyed in 1940, it was purchased by Don and George Monroe, who added a marquee to the facade; it was designed in the Moderne style by architect Edward J. Sessinghaus.[2] Inside, there are murals by Joyce Ballantyne.[2] The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since July 12, 2006.[1]

Fort Theater
The building in 2009
Fort Theater is located in Nebraska
Fort Theater
Fort Theater is located in the United States
Fort Theater
Location2205 Central Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska
Coordinates40°41′52″N 99°04′52″W / 40.69778°N 99.08111°W / 40.69778; -99.08111 (Fort Theater)
Arealess than one acre
Built1914 (1914)
ArchitectEdward J. Sessinghaus
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Moderne
NRHP reference No.06000607[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 12, 2006

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Jill Dolberg (March 8, 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Fort Theater". National Park Service. Retrieved July 21, 2019. With accompanying pictures