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Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Opera House

 
 
The Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 6, 2015
1. The Opera House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1854 as an Odd Fellows Hall and served as an "Opera House" and community center for nearly a century. Reported to have been used by Union troops during the Civil War.

Opera House printing company located here in 1976 by its owner, George E. Trump.

This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 39° 34.3′ N, 76° 59.55′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Lincoln Road, on the left when traveling north on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 E Main St, Westminster MD 21157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Complete County Rural Free Delivery Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corbit's Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neal Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Final Tribute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
 
Regarding The Opera House.
The Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 11, 2015
2. The Opera House
The building was the headquarters of Lt. Bowman and his 16 man Provost Guard detachment from Co. F, 150th New York Infantry. They were captured during the Battle of Westminster, June 29, 1863 by Confederate cavalry under Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart during his ride north in the Gettysburg Campaign. The building is referenced on the nearby Civil War Trail's wayside " Corbit's Charge - "Suicidal bravery"". (qv)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
Insert from the "Corbit's Charge" marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 11, 2015
3. Insert from the "Corbit's Charge" marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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