Originally the Gospel Trumpet home, Old Main became the home of Anderson Bible Training School and was for many years its only chief, serving as dormitory, cafeteria, library and classrooms. The building was torn down in 1968. Decker Hall, the...
Aerial photograph of Anderson College looking north east. Warner Auditorium is in the foreground. Dunn Hall, Co-ed (later Rice Hall), Martin Hall, Smith Hall and O. C. Lewis Gymnasium are in the background.
Anderson's Grand Opera house, east of the Grand Hotel, was dedicated in 1895. The Grand became the Granada Theater, hosting vaudeville acts, during the Depression and finally the Starland movie theater. The building was razed in the early 1950s.
In this view of Anderson' s Meridian Street, taken from Twelfth and Meridian, three movie theaters--the Times, the Rivieria and the Paramount--are visible. Less than a block south is the State Theater.
The Paramount Theater opened in August 1929. Today it is still in operation as a special events venue. The streets are decorated for Christmas, as the hanging garlands show. In the background, the WHBU tower can be seen.