Omro Theater Building (20)

© Photographed May 3, 2017
Erected by Omro Area Historical Society
Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
44.03839,-88.744854
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Omro Theater Building       1937
205 S. Webster Avenue
One of the few buildings in Omro's downtown built during the Depression years was this fine late Art Deco style movie theater, which was built using federal W.P.A. funds. Although simple in design, the massive buttresses that line its sides give it a monumentality that is unusual for such a small building. During World War II shell casings were manufactured in the basement by the Speed Queen Corp. while movies were being shown in the theater above. Later, a ladder factory occupied the basement. In 1966, the City remodeled the building as its new city hall and library. The library moved to a new building in 1986 and the city hall was one again remodeled in 1993.
The Omro Theater Building and marker are located at what is now the Omro City Hall on southbound South Webster Avenue / County Highway F, at its intersection with West Huron Street, at 205 South Webster Avenue, Omro, Wisconsin 54963.

NOTE: The marker is located inside the City Hall building (accessible only during business hours). The marker is mounted to the window to the right of the entrance.

Click here to view all markers and sites included in the City of Omro Historical Tour.

The marker is affixed to the inside window,
to the right of the entrance.

 The building now houses Omro City Hall.

Photographed September 22, 2014

 The marker is located in Omro, Wisconsin.

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