It was the dream of three local men that this building should be preserved for future generations. The idea to save and protect this historical asset, acquire the property and restore the building to its original purpose was the vision of Darrell Alesse, David Delcourt, and Howard Kimble. Their leadership and inspiration led a small group of citizens in 2007 to pursue the feasibility of acquiring this significantly unique property.
The effort of the group to incorporate as a Texas non-profit organization named the Pilot Point Community Opera House and elected officers, was pursued and completed in the fall of 2007, followed by a contract to purchase the historical property in March, 2008. The goal of this non-profit organization is to restore and preserve the building, and improve its performance facilities.
Pilot Point, platted in 1855, is very fortunate that much of the 19th century Square remains intact. According to the book “Grand Old Texas Theatres”, by Hal and Hasbrook, the Pilot Point Opera House ranks as the 5th oldest in the State. It has stood for over 100 years, once the heart of this community and an essential part of Pilot Point’s heritage. It was where people met for entertainment, public meetings, and to catch up on local happenings. It was the place to see and be seen!