Ford's Grand Opera House

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Ford's Grand Opera House was a major music venue in Baltimore, Maryland, located between Lexington and Marion Streets, just east of Eutaw Street. It was founded by theatre manager John T. Ford (also the owner of Ford's Theatre) and designed by architect James J. Gifford. The opera house opened to the public on October 2, 1871 with a show that included readings from Shakespeare's As You Like It as well as vocal and orchestral performances.[1]

The opera house was later the site of Horace Greely's nomination as the Liberal Republican Party candidate for the 1872 U.S. presidential election.


  1. ^ Scharf, John Thomas (1881). History of Baltimore City and County. Philadelphia: Louis Everts. 
  • Galkin, Elliott W.; N. Quist. "Baltimore". New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. pp. 611–612. 

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Coordinates: 39°17′26″N 76°37′14″W / 39.29056°N 76.62056°W / 39.29056; -76.62056