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Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Opera House

 
 
The OPERA HOUSE Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
1. The OPERA HOUSE Marker
Inscription.  An "Opera House" once stretched west inside a now-vanished 2nd story of this building. As many as 300 guests enjoyed live theater and silent movies up there in the early decades of the 1900's, while merchants like J.A. Bonds and John Youngblood reached out to audiences between acts with ads displayed on the stage's front curtain. In 1942, the upper floor was destroyed by a deadly tornado, and, sadly, the Opera House was no more. National Register of Historic Places.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainment.
 
Location. 34° 30.565′ N, 88° 38.052′ W. Marker is in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on West Main Street west of North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 W Main St, Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joe White's Dollar Store (here, next to this marker); The Ritz Theater (here, next to this marker); C.P. McWhorter - "The Hardware Man" (here, next to this marker); 'Pig' McDonald's Barber Shop
The OPERA HOUSE Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
2. The OPERA HOUSE Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Quail Ridge Engineering (a few steps from this marker); Wallace White’s Grocery (a few steps from this marker); Epting's Five and Dime (a few steps from this marker); 'Son' McGee's Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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