Val Verde County Historical Commission

Val Verde County Historical Commission

Restoration of Judge Roy Bean's Opera House/Residence - 1998

 

The home and saloon of Judge Roy Bean are part of the Visitors’ Center operated by the Texas Department of Transportation in Langtry. In 1998, TexDOT renovated the site including a significant restoration of the Bean home, commonly called the Opera House.

 

Ribbon-cutting for the opera house

The ribbon-cutting was conducted by dignitaries including State Representative Pete Gallego.

 

The Bean Saloon is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

The Bean Saloon is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

 

State officials addressed the crowd at the Jersey Lilly.

State officials addressed the crowd.

 

Opera House newly restored and open

The Bean Home/Opera House is shown here, newly restored and open to the public.

 

Judge Roy Bean making an appearance

Judge Roy Bean made an appearance.

 

The Judge held court as visitors watched

The Judge held court as visitors watched.