Dothan Opera House
Dothan Opera House
|Location||103 N. St. Andrews St., Dothan, Alabama|
|Area||0.2 acres (0.081 ha)|
|Architect||Morris & Morris|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival, Italian Renaissance|
|NRHP reference #||77000204|
|Added to NRHP||December 16, 1977|
The Dothan Opera House is a historic performing arts venue in Dothan, Alabama. It was built in 1914–15 as a municipal auditorium by the growing town. Seating 800, it opened October 8, 1915, with a performance by a local orchestra. The building was designed by Atlanta architectural firm Morris & Morris in a blend of Classical Revival and Italianate styles. The first floor features three central arched entry doors, with a pair of arched windows on either side. The second story is dominated by Ionic pilasters, four in the center section, and three on each side. The pilasters support a limestone architrave beneath a denticulated cornice and parapet roof. On the parapet, in line with each column in the center section is a figurine of an opera singer. A mural painted on the backdrop of the stage depicts the building under construction and some of the more famous acts to have performed in the theater.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
- "Dothan Opera House - Dothan's Hidden Mural". Wiregrass Museum of Art. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
- Floyd, W. Warner; Ellen Mertins (May 20, 1977). "Dothan Opera House". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 23, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014. See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived (PDF) from the original on April 23, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
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