Hayesville Town Hall and Opera House

Hayesville Town Hall and Opera House (HMG3T)

Location: Hayesville, OH 44838 Ashland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.376', W 82° 15.723'

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This building was a center of community life from the time of its construction in 1886 to the late 1930s. Once common, such combinations of governmental offices and commercial and entertainment space are today rare. The second floor opera house retains many original features, including stage backdrops, dressing rooms, and seats. Vaudeville, theater companies, and entertainment of all kinds were hosted here and many performers signed the backstage walls: Buffalo Bill dated his signature October 28, 1888. Along with village offices, first floor tenants have included the Vermillion Township Trustees, the Eddie Stover Hat Shop, and the F.L. Smith Watch Repair and Jewelry Store. Hayesville's citizens approved the hall's construction on April 18, 1884 by a vote of 100 to 13. Contractor Samuel Craig completed the building two years later at a cost of $4,852.20. Located on the Lincoln Highway, this building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
HM NumberHMG3T
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceGov Building
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number1-3
Year Placed1998
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Hayesville Opera House Restoration Board, The Village of Hayesville, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 8:51am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 393494 N 4514317
Decimal Degrees40.77293333, -82.26205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.376', W 82° 15.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 22.5600" N, 82° 15' 43.3800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)419
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 S Mechanic St, Hayesville OH 44838, US
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