DeLand in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Opera House
Erected by the West Volusia Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Entertainment • Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Florida - West Volusia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1864.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 North Woodland Boulevard, Deland FL 32720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Circa 1885 (a few steps from this marker); Early Grocery Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); First Movie House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Post Office (about 400 feet away); First Public Building (about 400 feet away); Landis-Fish Building (about 400 feet away); First Commercial Store (about 400 feet away); Historic Volusia County Courthouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeLand.
Regarding The Opera House. At the time of this page's submission to the database, the first floor of the opera house building is home to various businesses, including a restaurant and a computer store. the upper floors have been converted into apartments.
The building's demand as a performing arts venue lessened upon the opening of the nearby Athens Theatre in 1922.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,336 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.