Old Town Hall and Opera House

Old Town Hall and Opera House (HMGNQ)

Location: Marion, SC 29571 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 10.684', W 79° 24.06'

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This brick building is a fine vernacular interpretation of the Classic Revival style. Completed in 1892, the construction was financed through a $10,000 bond issue; this included an artesian well nearby. The lower floor contained a council room, market, guard rooms and, after 1910, sleeping rooms for the fire department. The council room also provided the setting for many social occasions.

The second floor of this building contained a 525-seat auditorium that was used for traveling road shows, graduations, and other Marion events for many years. In 1920 the property was sold and converted to commercial use. The city of Marion purchased the historic building in 1980, and with guidance from Mayor T.C. Atkinson, Jr., renovated it for civic use.
Marker Number34-10
Year Placed1983
Placed ByMarion County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 647362 N 3783055
Decimal Degrees34.17806667, -79.40100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.684', W 79° 24.06'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 41.04" N, 79° 24' 3.60" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-151 W Godbold St, Marion SC 29571, US
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