Abbeville Opera House (1908)

Abbeville Opera House (1908) (HM6O6)

Location: Abbeville, SC 29620 Abbeville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 10.64', W 82° 22.703'

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Abbeville was a railway stopover for "road companies" traveling eastern seaboard from New York to Atlanta so town included an Opera House in its new municipal building designed by Edwards & Walter of Atlanta.

· Dedicated October 1st, 1908 along with Court House

· October 10th "The Great Divide" opened on its 7500 square foot stage

· Many well known artists appeared in 250 live performances staged by traveling companies including dramas, minstrel shows, vaudeville

· 1910 "moving pictures" began playing weekly alongside stage shows

· Live theatre ceased in the late 1920s when "talkies" arrived

· Closed its doors early 1960s

· Fully restored in 1968 by Abbeville Community Theatre with live performances staged year round again

Designated "State Rural Drama Theatre of South Carolina" in 2002
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HM NumberHM6O6
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Abbeville County Historical Society/Commission series, and the South Carolina: Abbeville Historical Sites Tour series.
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Placed ByAbbeville Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 372969 N 3782677
Decimal Degrees34.17733333, -82.37838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.64', W 82° 22.703'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 38.40" N, 82° 22' 42.18" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 S Main St, Abbeville SC 29620, US
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