Pemberville Town Hall and Opera House

Pemberville Town Hall and Opera House (HMJFZ)

Location: Pemberville, OH 43450 Wood County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 24.586', W 83° 27.662'

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Completed in 1892 at the height of the region's oil boom, the Pemberville Town Hall followed a late-1800s municipal trend to house many civic functions under one roof. The fire station, jail, and council chambers occupied the ground level, while the entire second floor hosted a public auditorium, or "opera house," that seated 250. The 1897 debut of The Mikado featured new electric lighting. The ornate Opera House was the center of Pemberville's social activities for decades, hosting dances, plays, socials, graduation ceremonies, political meetings, lectures, and husking bees. Traveling companies performed concerts, vaudeville, minstrel, and medicine shows. Following World War II the Opera House fell into disuse. It was restored in 1999 to both its former grandeur and its place in Pemberville's cultural life.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number12-87
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Village of Pemberville, Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 8:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 294302 N 4587169
Decimal Degrees41.40976667, -83.46103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.586', W 83° 27.662'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 35.16" N, 83° 27' 39.72" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 Main St, Pemberville OH 43450, US
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