ROYAL ... #1 269 N. Main  .  101 S. Main  . 974 Peach Av.

This is the FIRST Memphis Royal Theatre...

The ROYAL is first  listed in the 1909-1910 Memphis Directories at 269 N. Main

...The ROYAL is listed next in the 1911-12 Directories at 101 S. Main

...and the next year the ROYAL is listed in the 1913 Directory at 974 Peach Av.



The photo is from a book titled "Night in Memphis", published in 1911 . 

The Royal Theatre is located at 101 S. Main and was verified in the 1912 Memphis Directory.   The Houck Piano Co. also in the photo, is next door to the Theatre.  It is located at 103 S. Main, - both verified in the 1912 Directory.  The M. L. Levin Barber Shop across the street in the FULL photo (right) has also been verified at 110 S. Main. 

In addition, the 101 S. Main address is the listing for The Royal Amusement Company,  which operated the Royal Theatre. 




Main Street - looking north


101 S. Main is located in a block of vintage Memphis buildings.  All of them are intact and have now been renovated.  Among them are the W. T. Grant and the Woolworth's buildings.


Royal Theatre Bldg 1924

Royal Theatre Bldg 1943

Theatre Bldg today



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