“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Opera House

The Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Gateway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Complete County Rural Free Delivery Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Votes for Women
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Corbit's Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Loom House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neal Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Legion Square (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
Regarding 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)
The Opera House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 11, 2015
2. The Opera House
Insert from the "Corbit's Charge" marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 11, 2015
3. Insert from the "Corbit's Charge" marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 88 times this year. 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.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 20, 2024