Submitted by scott on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 13:06
42° 40' 59" N , 89° 1' 21" W

Known as the Myers Opera House. 118 E. Milwaukee Street, Janesville, WI 53545 

The Myers Theater was built in 1870 as the Myers Opera House. It started showing movies around 1929. In 1977 the Myers Theater was demolished and replaced with a bank. The history page for this theater gives Milwaukee Avenue and South Parker Drive as its location. Google Maps returns East Milwaukee Street and South Parker Drive. 

January 20, 1885

Glen Loyd has made a video, found on YouTube, about this visit to Janesville: 

Title: \ Myers Theater, rear view, 1970
Photographer: Gruver, Lowell "Bud"
Date: ca. 1970
Place: Rock County (Wisconsin)
Time: 20th Century
Description: 1970 photo of The Myers Theater' back wall as seen from South Parker Drive. The former Myers Opera House became a movie theater in 1929, the same year that the second floor of the building had been acquired by the Elks Club for use as a clubhouse. The Elks' private entrance sign is visible in this photo. In 1977, the Rock County National Bank purchased the opera house in order to demolish it for a drive-up banking facility and parking lot. 

TGM Subjects:
Subjects: Streets--Wisconsin--Janesville
Type: StillImage
Format: B/W Photograph
Identifier: Gruver photos, vol. 1, p. 32b
Is Part Of: Hedberg Public Library's Gruver Photo Collection
Janesville's Past
The State of Wisconsin Collection
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Submitter: Hedberg Public Library. Janesville, Wisconsin
Local Identifier: WI.200036.bib