Hall's Opera Block

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Hall's Opera Block
Hall's Opera Block, August 2009
Hall's Opera Block is located in New York
Hall's Opera Block
Location 15-19 Genesee St., Avon, New York
Coordinates 42°54′42″N 77°44′48″W / 42.91167°N 77.74667°W / 42.91167; -77.74667Coordinates: 42°54′42″N 77°44′48″W / 42.91167°N 77.74667°W / 42.91167; -77.74667
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1876
Architect Long and Watkins
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 06000884[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 2006

Hall's Opera Block, also known as Clark's Opera House and Avon Opera Block, is a historic commercial building located at Avon in Livingston County, New York. It is a three story, two part commercial block completed in 1876 in the Italianate style. It has a symmetrical seven bay principal facade with iron and glass storefronts on the first floor. The top floor performance space was a central gathering place for the community, where citizens of all ranks could congregate to attend theatrical performances, lectures, dances, political meetings, and school graduations.[2] In November 2007, the village of Avon received a $500,000 state grant to renovate the historic building.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]