Site of Merchants Opera House

Site of Merchants Opera House (HM1613)

Location: Corsicana, TX 75110 Navarro County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 5.604', W 96° 27.801'

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At this site in 1891, a group of businessmen built a three-story structure to replace the small Corsicana Opera House above city hall. The Merchants Opera House had stores and offices on the first two floors and a balconied auditorium on the top story. Opulently decorated in the style of the day, the theater seated up to 1000. Plays, minstrel shows, and musical concerts, featuring well-known performers, entertained audiences here. The building was sold, but burned in 1914 before it could be converted into a motion picture theater as planned.
HM NumberHM1613
Marker Number7229
Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 1:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 739391 N 3553605
Decimal Degrees32.09340000, -96.46335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 5.604', W 96° 27.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 5' 36.24" N, 96° 27' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 S Beaton St, Corsicana TX 75110, US
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