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Marshall in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eagle Opera House

 
 
Eagle Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
1. Eagle Opera House Marker
Inscription.  The Eagle Block, built in 1867, housed five storefronts and a millinery. In April 1870, the Eagle Opera House opened on its third floor with "The Naiad Queen" operetta. The theater hosted a variety of live shows through 1903. That year, on December 30, a fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago took more than six hundred lives. In response, local inspectors evaluated Marshall's public building. The common council voted to close the Eagle Opera House in January 1904, citing its third-floor location and lack of fire escapes.
 
Erected 2018 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan History Center. (Marker Number L2315.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1870.
 
Location. 42° 16.316′ N, 84° 57.669′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of South Eagle Street and West Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Eagle
Eagle Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
2. Eagle Opera House Marker
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Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 155 W Michigan Ave, Marshall MI 49068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James A. Miner (a few steps from this marker); Schuler's (within shouting distance of this marker); Sullivan Insurance Agency, Inc. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Interurban / Interurban Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hemmingsen Rexall Drug Store (about 300 feet away); Two Medical Business Leaders (about 400 feet away); Pioneer School (about 400 feet away); Sam Hill House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 8, 2022