From: John C. Scott, May 2008
The actual installation was verified from
microfilm Dayton Daily News December 25th 1927 newspaper records as
being the Palace Theater at the northeast corner of 5th and
Williams Streets in the western part of Dayton, for which L.H. Cox
was the first manager.
This theatre was distinguished by being
one of few theaters at the time primarily for colored people,
and had a nice sized ballroom on the second floor.
I was able to
gain access shortly before demolition in the early 1970's, and
saw the large hole in the sidewall where the single organ chamber had