Granville in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Granville Opera House
The Granville Opera House stood on this site for one hundred years. Built as a Baptist church in 1849, the building was moved here in 1882. On April 7, 1982, it was destroyed by fire.
This bell from the church tower was first rung on Sunday June 29, 1872 to announce the death of the Reverend Samson Talbot, fifth president of Denison University. It also rang out the hours and sounded the fire alarm.
Erected 1986 by Granville Preservation Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Entertainment • Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1805.
Location. 40° 4.071′ N, 82° 31.198′ W. Marker is in Granville, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broadway (Ohio Route 661) and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on East Broadway. Marker and Bell are at front of Bolen Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 E Broadway, Granville OH 43023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bolen Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); Founding of Granville, The Licking Company / The Granville Site, "The most eligible part"St. Luke's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of the Alexandrian Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Granville's Welsh Hills (within shouting distance of this marker); Granville's Earliest Residents (within shouting distance of this marker); Granville's Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church of Granville (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granville.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on January 25, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.