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  • Collection: Art, Music and Theatre

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The Elks Home and Auditorium was built shortly after the organization of Elks Lodge No. 393 on January 7th, 1898. The auditorium was Tuscaloosa’s second opera house. It was located on the southeast corner of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue. In the 1920s…

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The previous city hall on this same site came down in 1936, and a new city hall was built under the Public Works Administration for a cost of $200,000. The building housed city offices and meeting rooms, an auditorium/movie theater, a barbershop, and…

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The Elks Home and Auditorium was built shortly after the organization of Elks Lodge No. 393 on January 7th, 1898. The auditorium was Tuscaloosa’s second opera house. It was located on the southeast corner of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue. In the 1920s…

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Singers are J.R. Kennedy Jr. and Edwin C. Perkins with two unidentified individuals pretending to serenade.

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Elvis Presley visited the University of Alabama in the 1970s.

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A marching band prepares to play for the people of Tuscaloosa before roads were paved. Paving of main roads began around 1913.

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This is the interior of the Bama Theatre, designed in 1938 by architect D.O. Whilldon. "The house of the theatre is actually a reproduction of the courtyard of the Davanzati Palace of Florence, Italy with the orchestra and balcony sections decorated…

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The marquee of the Bama Theatre as it looked in 1976.

The previous city hall on this same site came down in 1936, and a new city hall was built under the Public Works Administration for a cost of $200,000. The building housed city offices and…

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This is a program printed for concerts performed by the Tuscaloosa Community Band at Queen City Park on several dates during the summer of 1943. The conductor for the events was Col. Carleton K. Butler, director of the Million Dollar Band at the…

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This Druid Theater advertising actors Ann Margaret, and Dick Van Dyke starring in the movie "Bye Bye Birdie" was the second Druid Theater, It built in the early '60's and was located on University Blvd across from the new Embassy Suites, now a…
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