Claremont City Hall

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Claremont City Hall
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Claremont City Hall is located in New Hampshire
Claremont City Hall
Location Tremont Sq., Claremont, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°22′21″N 72°20′15″W / 43.37250°N 72.33750°W / 43.37250; -72.33750Coordinates: 43°22′21″N 72°20′15″W / 43.37250°N 72.33750°W / 43.37250; -72.33750
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1895
Architect Lamb & Rich; Beckwith, Hira
Architectural style Renaissance
Governing body Local
Part of Central Business District (#73000176)
NRHP Reference # 73000176[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 26, 1973
Designated CP February 21, 1978

Claremont City Hall, also known as the Claremont Opera House, is located at 58 Opera House Square in the heart of Claremont, New Hampshire, United States. The monumental Renaissance Revival two-story brick and brownstone building was designed by New York City architect Charles A. Rich and built between 1895 and 1897. As originally designed, its first floor housed a meeting space seating 700, while the upper floor housed the "opera house" (auditorium), which seated nearly 1,000, with a stage adequate for mounting theatrical productions. The opera house was for many years a leading venue for traveling productions.[2] The first floor space was in 1960 partitioned to house additional city offices, and the opera house was shuttered in 1963. A restoration committee formed in the 1970s spearheaded the opera house's restoration and modernization, and it was reopened in 1979.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Claremont City Hall". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  3. ^ "History". Claremont Opera House. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 

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