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Marion in Marion County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Town Hall and Opera House

 
 
Old Town Hall and Opera House Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
1. Old Town Hall and Opera House Marker, Side 1
Inscription. This brick building is a fine vernacular interpretation of the Classic Revival style. Completed in 1892, the construction was financed through a $10,000 bond issue; this included an artesian well nearby. The lower floor contained a council room, market, guard rooms and, after 1910, sleeping rooms for the fire department. The council room also provided the setting for many social occasions.

The second floor of this building contained a 525-seat auditorium that was used for traveling road shows, graduations, and other Marion events for many years. In 1920 the property was sold and converted to commercial use. The city of Marion purchased the historic building in 1980, and with guidance from Mayor T.C. Atkinson, Jr., renovated it for civic use.
 
Erected 1983 by Marion County Historical Society. (Marker Number 34-10.)
 
Location. 34° 10.684′ N, 79° 24.06′ W. Marker is in Marion, South Carolina, in Marion County. Marker is on West Godbold Street just west of South Main Street (Business U.S. 501), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion SC 29571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the Dead and Living Confederate Soldiers
Old Town Hall and Opera House Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
2. Old Town Hall and Opera House Marker, Side 2
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marion County / Marion Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Francis Marion (about 500 feet away); Marion Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Marion Academy (about 700 feet away); Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial Triangle (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marion.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Town Hall and Opera House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
3. Old Town Hall and Opera House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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