Old Stafford Opera House

Old Stafford Opera House (HM1GFC)

Location: Columbus, TX 78934 Colorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 42.318', W 96° 32.427'

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Built 1886 by R.E. Stafford, 1834-1890, millionaire cattleman. Stately interior (which seated 1,000) had gas-burning chandeliers and an elaborate hand-painted curtain. Architect was N.J. Clayton, who designed many opulent Texas buildings. Opening performance, "As in a Looking Glass," starred famous Lillian Russell. Magician Houdini also played here, as did other prominent entertainers. On performance days, special trains ran from distant towns.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1969
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HM NumberHM1GFC
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Marker Number5087
Year Placed1969
Placed ByState Historical Survey Comittee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 737953 N 3288662
Decimal Degrees29.70530000, -96.54045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.318', W 96° 32.427'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 19.08" N, 96° 32' 25.62" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201-1299 TX-52 Spur, Columbus TX 78934, US
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