2101 Orleans Avenue,
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Architects: Jack M. Corgan
Firms: August Perez & Associates
Styles: Streamline Moderne
The Carver Theater opened on September 29, 1950 with John Wayne in “The Sands of Iwo Jima” and “Unknown Island”. It was named after the famed African-American educator and scientist George Washington Carver. It was built specifically to cater for an African-American audience and was designed by Dallas based architect Jack Corgan. All seating was on a single floor.
The Carver Theater closed around 1980. The building was last used as a health clinic until it was flooded by hurricane Katrina. The Carver Theater was renovated and reopened as a live performance venue on April 30, 2014.
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