Summit in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Summit Opera House
The building originally housed shops on the ground level. Upstairs, an 800-seat stage hall featured Vaudeville and became Summit's very first movie house. The rear section contained a coffee shop, reading rooms, the W.C.T.U. meeting hall, and resort-quality sleeping rooms. The basement boasted sixty-foot bowling alleys.
The structure's many names have included:
Temperance Hall and Union Hall (1893)
Williard Hall & Howard Hall (1894)
The Van Cise Bldg, followed by the Nore Lyrical "Summit Opera House." In 1920, the Overlook Masonic Lodge inserted a full third level and dubbed it "Masonic Hall." The building has also enjoyed great popularity for its restaurants:
The Blue Lantern Tea Room (1920-1948)
The New Hampshire House (1948-1984)
J.B. Winberie Est. 1985
Erected 1985 by Ryder Family.
Location. 40° 43.122′ N, 74° Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summit NJ 07901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marjorie Cranstoun Jefferson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Summit Playhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Signal Beacon and the “Old Sow” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Florence Spearing Randolph (approx. one mile away); Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. one mile away); New Jersey Journal (approx. 1.6 miles away); Chatham Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mount Vernon School (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Summit.
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