Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Grand Opera House
2206 5th Street
Built: 1889 by Marks-Rothenberg Co.
Architect: Gustavus Maurice Torgenson
Builder: C.M. Rubush
Interior Designer: J.B. McElfarick
Architectural Style: Late Victorian Second Empire/Romanesque
Designated a Mississippi Landmark on June 7, 1991
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 27, 1972
The Grand Opera House opened in December of 1890, was converted to a movie theater circa 1920 and closed before the end of the decade. The building was renovated and re-opened as the MSU Riley Center September 8, 2006.
Location. 32° 21.834′ N, 88° 42.008′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 5th Street and 22nd Avenue. Touch for map. Located in the portico of 2200 5th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 5th Street, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marks-Rothenberg Co. (here, next to this marker); The Jewish Contribution (a few steps from this marker); Country Music Comes of Age (within shouting distance of this marker); Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music (about 500 feet away); Voter Registration (about 500 feet away); Freedom Riders (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.