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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Grand Opera House

 
 
The Grand Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
1. The Grand Opera House Marker
Inscription.  Built here, 1858 - - operated until 1919. Julia Marlowe made her debut in this famous theater and such great actors as Edwin Booth, Maude Adams, Joseph Jefferson, John Drew, and The Barrymores played to large and appreciative audiences.
 
Erected 1966 by Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 38° 40.837′ N, 87° 31.874′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is on North 2nd Street north of Busseron Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Bank of Indiana (here, next to this marker); Home of Francis Vigo (a few steps from this marker); Ellis Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Vincennes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patrick Henry Square (about 500 feet
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away); Site of House Occupied as Headquarters (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Patrick Henry Square (about 600 feet away); Gold Star - - Honor Roll (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
The Grand Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. The Grand Opera House Marker
Wide View - - The Grand Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Wide View - - The Grand Opera House Marker
Marker can be seen just over the bale of straw. . >> (Click photo to see details.)
Longer View - - The Grand Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
4. Longer View - - The Grand Opera House Marker
The Grand Opera House Marker is yet above the bale of straw - even with a Sun-Rise. . .
Miss Julia Marlowe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 21, 2018
5. Miss Julia Marlowe
This 1901 portrait of Julia Marlowe by Irving R. Wiles hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   5. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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