Sanford in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Imperial Opera House
Erected - 1910
—119 South Magnolia Avenue —
The building is constructed in the Florentine Palazzo style of rusticated concrete block with a flat roof and parapet. The exterior has since been covered with stucco and the mezzanine windows and the arched doors have been enclosed. The front of the building features a suspended canopy with a mansard roof which was added after 1925.
Erected 1989 by the Sanford Historic Preservation Board.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, Sanford Historic Preservation Board marker series.
Location. 28° 48.654′ N, 81° 16.011′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is at the intersection of South Magnolia Avenue and East Second Street, on the right when traveling north on South Magnolia Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is mounted along the corner of the building,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sanford Herald Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hill Hardware Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peoples Bank Building and Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The DeForest Block (about 300 feet away); The Whalers Saloon (about 300 feet away); The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings (about 300 feet away); The Meisch Building (about 300 feet away); The E. E. Brady Livery Stable (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
Regarding The Imperial Opera House. The Imperial Opera House building is not listed individually with the National Register of Historic Places. In the NRHP listing cited by the marker, the building is designated one of several Contributing Structures within the Sanford Commercial District, a National Historic District.
Categories. • Entertainment • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 387 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 7, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.