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This Day in Texas History: Famous Hollywood Designer Born in Waco

This Day in Texas History: Famous Hollywood Designer Born in Waco August 18, 1894 On this day in 1894, Travis Banton was born in Waco. When he was two, his family moved to New York, where he later studied at the Art Students League and the New York School of Fine and Applied Art before…
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This day in Texas History: Majestic Theatre Opens in Dallas

This day in Texas History: Majestic Theatre Opens in Dallas April 11, 1921 On this day in 1921, the Majestic Theatre opened on Elm Street in downtown Dallas. The five-story structure, designed by Chicago architect John Eberson in the Renaissance Revival style, was the flagship of Karl Hoblitzelle‘s Interstate Amusement Company chain of vaudeville houses.…
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This Day in Texas History: Brewmeister Opens Future Landmark Hotel

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives and Wikipedia) Brewmeister Opens Future Landmark Hotel January 31, 1859 On this date in 1859, William Menger opened his hotel, now a landmark, on Alamo Plaza in San Antonio. In partnership with Charles Philip Degen, he also operated a brewery on the site. The hotel is…
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