Smith's Opera House

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Smith's Opera House
Smith Opera House.jpg
Smith's Opera House, September 2012
Smith's Opera House is located in New York
Smith's Opera House
Location 82 Seneca St., Geneva, New York
Coordinates 42°51′53″N 76°59′4″W / 42.86472°N 76.98444°W / 42.86472; -76.98444Coordinates: 42°51′53″N 76°59′4″W / 42.86472°N 76.98444°W / 42.86472; -76.98444
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
NRHP Reference # 02001454[1]
Added to NRHP October 10, 1979

Smith's Opera House, also known as the Geneva Theater, is a historic theater building located at Geneva in Ontario County, New York. It was constructed in 1894 and is a 3 12-story, detached brick-and-stone building. It was built by one of Geneva's most respected citizens, William Smith. It was renovated in 1931 as a movie theater by architect Victor Rigaumount in a unique combination of Art Deco and Baroque motifs.[2] The Geneva Theatre was renamed Smith Opera House in 1983.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


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