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Located at the southeast corner of 10th and Main STREETS, the State Theater was renovated in 1938-1939 and claimed to be a "healthy cool" place to escape summer heat and free of echoes. (2) The lounge featured a mural depicting the woodworking industry of Dubuque. The State was one of the Bradley Theaters along with the GRAND THEATRE, STRAND THEATER, and AVON THEATER. (3)Don AMECHE and Loretta Young in "Love Under Fire." Admission was 16 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. Frank LICCIARDI removed three concrete angel heads and wooden boards to use in Frank Licciardi Art Gallery at 871 Iowa. (6)
The 1939 through 1962 Dubuque City Directory listed 978 Main.
1. Slichter, Harry. "On the Lighter Side," The Telegraph-Herald, August 11, 1965, p. 14
2. "Yesterdays," Telegraph Herald, February 18, 2003, p. 10B
3. Chalmers, Diane, e-mail, March 26, 2019
5. "Burned Stores Coming Down," The Telegraph-Herald, June 15, 1965, p. 9
6. Davis, Mary Rae. "Art is in the Eye," The Telegraph-Herald, December 19, 1965, p. 7