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Building Name

Alva Theater

Historic District

Downtown Morganton Historic District


Alva Theater Morganton, NC

The Alva Theatre is an example of Spanish Colonial style architecture. The marquee still hangs over the entrance and is being used to advertise the current retail tenant. It was built in 1929.

The auditorium has been adapted for a photography studio and store. The sign outside says the Alva Theatre was open as a theater from 1929 to 1951.

Contributing Building - Downtown Morganton Historic District - National Register of Historic Places NRIS #87001930

Latitude, Longitude

35.74629444, -81.68907222

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Alva Theater; Davis Theater; Photography studio; Spanish Colonial style; Historic district; Burke County (NC); Theaters --- North Carolina --- Morganton --- Burke County.


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