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Creation Date

4-23-2012

Building Name

Old Webb Theatre

Historic District

Downtown Gastonia Historic District

Description

Old Webb Theatre, Gastonia NC

The Webb Theatre in downtown Gastonia was a long running movie house which opened in 1927. The Webb Theatre was still open in 1950. It was designed by architect Hugh White in the moderne style. It is currently being used by the city as a mix of offices in the front and storage in the auditorium. The seats have been removed but the balcony is intact. The screen still hangs on the stage and there is hope that one day the entire space can be returned to theater uses again.

It houses the Nick's Steak and Taphouse, Gastonia, NC. This just closed after a roughly three year run. Jim Morasso plans to open a new upscale restaurant -Webb Craft Kitchen in the historic Webb Theater.

Contributing Building - Downtown Gastonia Historic District - National Register of Historic Places NRIS #03001375

Latitude, Longitude

35.26252222, -81.18381389

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Old Webb Theater; Movie theater; Nick's Steak and Taphouse; Restaurant; Webb Craft Kitchen; Historic district; Gaston County (NC); Theaters --- North Carolina --- Gastonia --- Gaston County.

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