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Building Name

Sylvia Theatre

Historic District

York Historic District


Sylvia Theatre ,York SC

It is the most unique theater in South Carolina. The actual structure is over 100 years old and has been home to everything from a hardware store to a teacher’s supply warehouse.

Current Sylvia Theater owner Paul Finnican has taken careful steps to preserve its rich history while keeping pace with the city’s ascent toward something unmistakably modern. He purchased the Sylvia Theater in 2001. After completely redoing the interior and adding some nice touches he brought it back to its well deserved status, as a place to enjoy the arts.

Contributing Building - York Historic District - National Register of Historic Places NRIS #79002396

Latitude, Longitude

34.99478611, -81.24150833

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Sylvia Theatre; Movie theater; Supply warehouse; Paul Finnican; Renovation; Live music; Historic district; York County (SC); Theaters --- South Carolina --- York --- York County.; Images


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