218 Louisiana Avenue

The Palace Theatre Building

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The Palace Theatre Building:


Charles F. Bayer, a harness, buggy and farm implement dealer, invested in this building.  Constructed in 1921, it was Perrysburg’s first movie house. A 208-seat theatre, it offered motion picture and live entertainment until 1957. It is said to have been the first and smallest movie house in Wood County to offer “talkies”. 

A 1923 alteration made space for a small shop left of the entrance and there have been several other changes as well. 

Bayer was born in a log house south of Perrysburg. He moved into town to start his business in 1898 and later operated a coal and feed store.


218 Louisiana Avenue


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