“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lima in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Faurot Opera House

1882 - 1953

Faurot Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Baker, March 16, 2016
1. Faurot Opera House Marker
Inscription.  Built on this site by Benjamin C. Faurot, one of Lima's most prominent citizens. The grand opening was held Sept. 4, 1882. Through the years, many famous actors, actresses, and musicians appeared on it's stage. The theatre was close June 1934 and the entire building razed January 1953.
Erected 1954 by Allen Co. Historic Sites Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
Location. 40° 44.49′ N, 84° 6.31′ W. Marker is in Lima, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and High Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. This marker is now on the exterior wall of the Citizens National Bank building near the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lima OH 45801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. BP America (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ohio's First Electric Street Car Line (about 500 feet away); The Old Bell (about 500 feet away); Allen County, Ohio
Faurot Opera House Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, April 20, 2022
2. Faurot Opera House Site
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(about 500 feet away); Allen County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Bessie Crayton (about 600 feet away); Allen County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Inn (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lima.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 16, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio.   2. submitted on April 21, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 30, 2023