Magnolia Lounge at Fair Park

The Magnolia Lounge at Fair Park in Dallas. Photographed on Friday, September 17, 2004.

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Magnolia Lounge at Fair Park in Fair Park

1121 First Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226

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The Magnolia Lounge was built in 1936 by the Magnolia (later to be Mobil) Oil Company. Visitors to the Centennial Exposition used the lounge as a resting place where they could watch films and enjoy continuous entertainment.
In 1947, the Magnolia Lounge took on a new life as theater artist Margo Jones' professional, regional theater, where plays were staged "in-the-round." Over the next years, Jones produced 85 plays in the theater, including an original work by a then-unknown playwright named Tennessee Williams.
Today, the building houses the offices of the Friends of Fair Park. In addition, the Margo Jones Theatre space stages plays for community arts organizations.

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