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Degive's Grand Opera House

  • Also Known As: Loew's Grand Theatre

  • Address: 157 Peachtree St, NE
  • Lost Category: Lost Building

Gone With the Wind

Degive's Grand Opera House was a 1894 auditorium and brick office building in Atlanta, GA. Notable as the location for 1939 premiere of Gone With the Wind, it was demolished in 1978. - AsNotedIn


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1894/00/00 Degive's Grand Opera House and office building built, designed by architects Nixon and Lindsey
1916/00/00 Loews Theatres Owner Marcus Loew's Theater organization buys the Grand Opera House
1932/07/00 Thomas W Lamb Architect Loews remodels the entrance and auditorium of DeGive's Grand Opera House in the summer of 1932
1939/12/15 J P Morgan Jr Audience Member Celebrities attending the "Gone with the Wind" premier in Atlanta include the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, the Astors, J P Morgan, and all the Governors of what used to be the Confederacy. Gone with the Wind (film)
1939/12/15 Clark Gable Actor With reluctance, Clark Gable turns out for the "Gone with the Wind" premier in Atlanta. Gable tried to boycott the event, because Blacks are not allowed to attend. Black co-star Hattie McDaniel convinced him to attend. Gone with the Wind (film)
1939/12/15 David O Selznick Producer The "Gone with the Wind" premier is held in Atlanta, Georgia. A Jim Crow city, Black people, including the cast, are not permitted at the segregated event. Gone with the Wind (film) Gone with the Wind Premiere
1939/12/15 William Henry Jackson Technical Advisor The "Gone with the Wind" premier is held in Atlanta, Georgia. A Jim Crow city, Black people, including the cast, are not permitted at the segregated event. Gone with the Wind (film) Gone with the Wind Premiere
1939/12/15 Victor Fleming Director The "Gone with the Wind" premier is held in Atlanta, Georgia. A Jim Crow city, Black people, including the cast, are not permitted at the segregated event. Gone with the Wind (film) Gone with the Wind Premiere
1939/12/15 Martin Luther King Jr Singer Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir, an all-black boys choir directed by the Revend Martin Luther King Sr, sings at the premiere of Gone With The Wind. Gone with the Wind (film) Gone with the Wind Premiere
1961/04/26 David O Selznick Producer "Gone With the Wind" gala at the Loew's Grand Theater is attended by Produced by David O Selznick and stars of the film, including Vivien Leigh and Olivia de Havilland. Gone with the Wind (film)
1977/00/00 Loew's Grand Theatre closes
1978/01/30 Fire destroyes the top three floors of Loew's Grand Theatre building, it was demolished later in the year

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Particulars for Degive's Grand Opera House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Auditorium
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Building Design Opera House
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Owner Private
Architectural Style Romanesque Revival
Area of Significance Theatre



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 17th June 1977

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Degive's Grand Opera House
Registry Address: 157 Peachtree St., NE
Registry Number: 77000427
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Nixon and Lindsey; Lamb,Thomas W.
Architectural Style: Romanesque
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Entertainment-recreation, Architecture, Performing arts
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1893, 1895, 1931
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Auditorium, Theater
Current Function: Domestic, Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Auditorium Specialty store Multiple dwelling

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