Thanks to Karen B. Kelley, Beverly Wittler and Clint Castellaw for
correctly identifying the Old McDonough Theater, now known as Clay
Ron Carreker tells us that “he was the projectionist there in the late
1950’s, but this picture was taken after that.”
Barry Carter identified the photo and said that he worked there when
he was a kid.
Joe Reid identified this as the McDonough Theater in it’s second life
as the Peanut Palace. He believes this was the first legal place to buy
a beer inside the city.
Buddy Upchurch identified this as the Peanut Palace (and later just
the Palace) which hosted many of the days’ top bands.
Tyson says, “Clark Hunt lived in the apartment penthouse on top. There
was also a pizza place located in the building which was supposedly the
original Mellow Mushroom.”