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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Opera Alley

 
 
Opera Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, March 28, 2008
1. Opera Alley Marker
Inscription.  

Opera Alley was a walkway adjacent to the Nevin Opera House at 321 Broad Street. The opera house, which opened in September of 1880, was built by Mr. M.A. Nevin.

The alley, donated to the city by Mr. Nevin was officially declared a city thoroughfare so that the performers, stagehands and suppliers might enter and leave the opera house without having to pass through the box office and parquet sections.

Until the early 1900's, it was Rome's principal center of entertainment, ranging from the Dresden, Boston and New York symphonies to local productions.

Fire totally destroyed the opera house in the early morning hours of December 31, 1919.

The arch designed by Tom Spector, A.I.A.
 
Erected by Rome Area Heritage Foundation and descendants of M.A. Nevin.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1880.
 
Location. 34° 15.262′ N, 85° 10.345′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia
Opera Alley Arch image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, March 28, 2008
2. Opera Alley Arch
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, in Floyd County. Marker is on Broad Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome GA 30161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Woman Who Saved Football in Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellen Axson Wilson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Floyd County (about 700 feet away); The Old Town Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Town Clock Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Noble Brothers Foundry (approx. ¼ mile away); Floyd County World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .  Rome. New Georgia Encyclopedia entry (Submitted on January 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,498 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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