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Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Opera House

 
 
Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
1. Opera House Marker
Inscription. Built circa 1907. Served as the main community center for Manassas until the mid 1930s. It later was used by the Manassas Journal newspaper.
 
Location. 38° 45.071′ N, 77° 28.326′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is on Center Street (Virginia Route 28), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the block between Battle and Main Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manassas 1906 (within shouting distance of this marker); Defenses of Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); Wartime Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manassas Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 400 feet away); Site of Manassas Junction (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas
The Conner Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 2, 2007
2. The Conner Opera House
(about 400 feet away); Manassas 1900 (about 400 feet away); Steam Locomotive Tire Fire Alarm – 1909 (about 400 feet away); Harry J. Parrish (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Regarding Opera House. According to the “Walking Tour of Old Town Manassas” brochure, the Opera House was built after the fire of 1905 (see Burning of Manassas marker two blocks south). Other buildings in the vicinity built on the ashes of that fire were a Post Office (one block west) and a Masonic Temple (on the other side of the street from the Opera House). The Opera House hosted some of the last reunions of Mosby’s Rangers.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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