“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Opera House

The Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 6, 2015
1. The Opera House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1854 as an Odd Fellows Hall and served as an "Opera House" and community center for nearly a century. Reported to have been used by Union troops during the Civil War.

Opera House printing company located here in 1976 by its owner, George E. Trump.

This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 34.3′ N, 76° 59.55′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Lincoln Road, on the left when traveling north on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 E Main St, Westminster MD 21157, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Gateway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Complete County Rural Free Delivery Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corbit's Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neal Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Final Tribute Battle of Westminster (approx. 0.2 miles
The Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 11, 2015
2. The Opera House
away); A Final Tribute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carroll County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
Regarding The Opera House. The building was the headquarters of Lt. Bowman and his 16 man Provost Guard detachment from Co. F, 150th New York Infantry. They were captured during the Battle of Westminster, June 29, 1863 by Confederate cavalry under Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart during his ride north in the Gettysburg Campaign. The building is referenced on the nearby Civil War Trail's wayside " Corbit's Charge - "Suicidal bravery"". (qv)
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Insert from the "Corbit's Charge" marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 11, 2015
3. Insert from the "Corbit's Charge" marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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