Trigg Theatre

135 N. Public Square,
Glasgow, KY 42141

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Previously operated by: Affiliated Theaters Inc. (Indianapolis)

Functions: Office Space

Previous Names: Lion Opera House, Lion Theatre

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The Trigg Theatre

Originally an old two story brick commercial building constructed sometime before 1886. A 1909 Sandborn map shows a grocery store there. The Lion Opera House was opened by 1912. By 1916 it had been renamed Lion Theatre. It was renamed Trigg Theatre around 1926. Trigg Theatre was remodeled in the 1930’s. It’s façade was covered in Vitrolite. Due to the segregation at the larger Plaza Theatre, primarily African-Americans went here. By 1950 it was operated by Affiliated Theaters, Inc. of Indianapolis, IN.

Closed in the mid-1950’s, it later became Bernards, a clothing store, which also closed. Now stripped of its Vitrolite façade, a law office is still open in the building.

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Plaza on October 7, 2009 at 9:27 am

In the spring / summer of 2009, the law offices moved / expanded to the first floor. That space was gutted and remodeled. The tile facade was covered over and now no trace of a historic theatre remains except for one small plaque on the exterior.

JeffHerbert on May 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

My wife and I are the owners of the old Trigg Theater building. The downstairs was in fact remodeled in 2007-08, and we moved from upstairs to downstairs in April 2008.

While the sidewalk level showrooms were enclosed, the tile facade was not touched, and remains as shown in the photo to this date. I don[t know what “plaque” is referred to.

SethG on June 6, 2022 at 7:56 am

Facade (which was vitrolite, not tile) was ripped off sometime between July 2018 and July 2019.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm

The Trigg Theatre building is still standing. The correct address is 135 N. Public Square, and the current occupant is the law firm of Herbert, Herbert & Pack. Google street views from July 2018 and July 2019 show the same structure, the only significant difference being that it has been stripped of its Vitrolite tiles since the earlier view was made.

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