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Leubrie's Theatre

Monday, June 12, 1882

The Decorative Arts


Newspaper reports

Public Ledger, (Memphis, TN), June 14, 1882, 4

The Milan Exchange, June 17, 1882, 4

The Newark Advocate (Newark, OH), June 17, 1882, 2


Leubrie's Theatre

82 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN

Built: 1857 (James Wickersham)

Leubrie's Theatre: 1880-c. 1886 (Ellis and Louis Leubrie)

Partially destroyed (fire): September 1891, closed as a theatre

The theater at this location had various names including Crisp's Gaiety, Memphis Theatre, Leubrie's Theatre, and New Memphis Theatre. For a full chronology see Historic Memphis.


Gaston's European Hotel

31 & 33 Court Street, Memphis, TN (now 107-111 S. Court Ave., adjacent to the D.T. Porter Building)

Began: 1867, nearby as an eating establishment (John Gaston)

Hotel opened: 1878

Name changed: 1883 (Gaston's Hotel)

Closed: c. 1916


Wilde, servant and manager listed at bottom.

Gaston's to the left of the taller Porter building on the South side of Court Square (1910)

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