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ALERT: Marker reported missing December 2021.

10-50 Warner Brothers

Side A: The Warner Brothers – Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack – were members of a Jewish immigrant family from Poland that settled in Youngstown in the mid-1890s. The brothers attended local schools and worked in their father’s shoe repair shop and meat market before entering the motion picture business. They purchased a projector and opened the first of several theaters in the Mahoning Valley in 1905. The brothers left Youngstown for New York and Hollywood as their company developed into an industry leader. Warner Brothers Pictures, founded in 1923, released Don Juan in 1926, the first “talking picture” using Vitaphone technology. On May 14, 1931, the family gathered in Youngstown to dedicate a luxurious new Warner Theater to the people of the city where it all started, and to memorialize Sam, who died in 1927.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Time Warner, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 260 W Federal Street, 
Location: In the street median in front of the DeYor Performing Arts Center
Latitude: 41.1017620
Longitude: -80.6532390