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Grand Opera House
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Grand 1894 Opera House is located in Texas
Location: 2012--2020 Ave. E, Galveston, Texas
Coordinates: 29°18′19″N 94°47′27″W / 29.30528°N 94.79083°W / 29.30528; -94.79083Coordinates: 29°18′19″N 94°47′27″W / 29.30528°N 94.79083°W / 29.30528; -94.79083
Built/Founded: 1895
Architect: Cox,Frank; Barnes & Palliser
Architectural style(s): Romanesque
Governing body: Local
Added to NRHP: January 2, 1974
NRHP Reference#: 74002071[1]

The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, Texas is a historic theater currently operated as a not-for-profit performing arts theater. The Romanesque Revival style Opera House is located at 2020 Post Office Street in Galveston's Strand District.

History

In 1894, Henry Greenwall raised $100,000 for construction of an opera house in Galveston. The opera house has stood through notable hurricanes, including the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. For much of the 20th century, it was used as a movie theater. The opera house underwent a major restoration between 1974 and 1990, after years of neglect. The restoration included volunteer efforts and support from the state of Texas[2].

The opera house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as "Grand Opera House" in 1974.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://www.nr.nps.gov/. 
  2. ^ THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE: History of the Grand

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