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Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sampson Opera House

Freeman Building

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
1. Sampson Opera House Marker
Inscription.
Originally built in 1875, as a mansard-roofed commercial building, this structure housed stores, a saloon, and on its third and fourth floors, an “opera house” for stage productions. After a fire ten years later, the fourth floor was eliminated. Around the turn of the century, it became the editorial and printing offices of the KINGSTON DAILY FREEMAN, a use it fulfilled until 1974.
 
Erected by Kingston Urban Cultural Park.
 
Location. 41° 55.073′ N, 73° 59.007′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on W Strand Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the gazebo on the Kingston water-front. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The West Strand (a few steps from this marker); The Rondout Creek Suspension Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Island Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); Rondout (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State’s Heritage Area System (within shouting
Sampson Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
2. Sampson Opera House Marker
distance of this marker); The Delaware and Hudson Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th New York State Militia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louis Caterino (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
More about this marker. An engraving on the left side of the marker shows the Sampson’s Opera House as it appeared in the 19th century.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
3. Marker in Kingston
Sampson Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
4. Sampson Opera House Marker
Sampson Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
5. Sampson Opera House
Today the three story Sampson Opera House serves as a Kingston restaurant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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