Hall's Opera Block

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Hall's Opera Block
Halls Opera Block Aug 09.jpg
Hall's Opera Block, August 2009
Hall's Opera Block is located in New York
Hall's Opera Block
Hall's Opera Block is located in the US
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
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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Robert T. Englert (February 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Hall's Opera Block". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-09-01.  See also: "Accompanying 24 photos". 
  3. ^ Opera Block Update