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
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.
Placed ByAbbeville Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT -07:00
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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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