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Creation Date

12-29-2011

Building Name

Rylander Theatre

Historic District

Americus Historic District

Description

Rylander Theatre, Americus GA

The Rylander Theatre was originally built in 1921 and operated as a vaudeville theatre. It was designed by C.K. Howell.Nestled in historic downtown Americus, and just blocks from the Windsor Hotel, the historic theatre is beautifully appointed and was painstakingly restored in the Art Deco style of design in 1999.

The facility re-opened Sep. 1, 1999 after almost four million dollars of restoration. It has been exquisitely restored to its original splendor. With a seating capacity of 621, the Rylander Theatre offers live performances, organ concerts on the 1928 Moller Theatre Pipe Organ. The organ was dedicated by organist Mr. Ron Rhode, in 1999, Oct.30.

Contributing Building - Americus Historic District - National Register of Historic Places NRIS #76000648

Latitude, Longitude

32.07216667, -84.23503889

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Rylander Theatre; Historic Theatre; Restoration; Moller Theatre Pipe Organ; Organ concerts; Live performances; Historic district; Sumter County (Ga.); Theaters --- Georgia --- Americus.

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