Shuler Theater

131 N. Second Street,
Raton, NM 87740

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SethG on July 29, 2015 at 9:08 pm

According to the NRHP listing, it was briefly called the Rex, until Shuler’s death (which seems to have been in 1919).

SethG on July 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm

The description is incorrect. The theater is an auditorium in the old city hall, which was built during the administration of Mayor Shuler. It was NOT built for him. The project went way over budget, and was apparently so divisive that Mayor Shuler and the city council fled town briefly. After Shuler died, the theater was renamed in his honor (there is a plaque to this effect in the lobby).