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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 walking distance of this marker. Masonic Block (a few steps from this marker); Three-faced Clock (within shouting distance of this marker);
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.
Rollin Sprague Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Rochester, Michigan (about 500 feet away); Western Knitting Mills (about 600 feet away); Township Hall (about 700 feet away); The Hammer (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Vandeventer House (approx. 0.2 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 161 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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