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Rochester in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Rochester Opera House

 
 
Rochester Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 4, 2016
1. Rochester Opera House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1890, the Opera House Block opened with the First National Bank and Norton Pharmacy on its ground floor. On November 7, 1890, a grand opening dance launched the upper-level opera house as Rochester's social and cultural center. Until 1933 plays, movies, lectures, dances, reunions, commencements--even boxing matches--filled the calendars, but never an opera. In 1897 this Richardsonian-style landmark, with its sixteen-foot ceilings and stained-glass windows was restored.
 
Erected 1991 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1756.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 40.839′ N, 83° 8.014′ W. Marker is in Rochester, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of East 4th Street and South Main Street (Michigan Highway 150), on the right when traveling east on East 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 South Main Street, Rochester MI 48307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Masonic Block (a few steps from this marker); Three-faced Clock (within shouting distance
Rochester Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 4, 2016
2. Rochester Opera House
The opera house is the building on the left.
of this marker); Detroit United Railway and Car Barn (approx. mile away); Meadow Brook Hall (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Meadow Brook Hall (approx. 3.5 miles away); Troy Corners (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Polar Bears (approx. 6.8 miles away); Barn Church (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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