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WAYCROSS, WARE COUNTY, GEORGIA
Contributed by Barbara Walker Winge.



SOURCE; INDUSTRIAL EDITION OF THE WAYCROSS EVENING HERALD,
 1907, Waycross, Ware County, GA, p. 16.

THE BAILEY THEATRE

Waycross' popular playhouse, Bailey Theatre, was constructed
nearly 20 years ago, and for the past four years has been conducted
by Mess. A. C. and L. E. Gortatowsky , besides the Bailey Theatre
at Waycross, have under their care several other theatres in the
growing cities of Georgia, among them being: "The Colonial," Athens,
Georgia; "The Rawlins," Albany, Georgia; "The Valdosta," Valdosta,
Georgia; "The Bijou," Griffin, Georgia.

L. E. Gortatowsky being engaged principally in other business,
Mr. A. C. Gortatowsky performs most of the active work connected
with the management of the various theatres, and he is considered
by theatrical companies one of the best house managers in the State.

Mr. Gortatowsky's "Colonial Theatre" at Athens, is a new ground
floor theatre, not being surpassed for beauty and appointments by
any other house in the South. The "Rawlins," at Albany is also one
of the coziest play houses in the Southern States.

The local manager for the Bailey Theatre at Waycross is Mr. G. R.
Brinson. He is assisted by Mr. W. W. Sharpe, Jr., as assistant
manager, and Mr. W. B. Albertson, treasurer.

It is the intention of the Gortatowskys to give Waycross at no far
distant date a new theatre that will be in keeping with the city.

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