Harlan Hall

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Harlan Hall
Harlan Hall in Marshall.jpg
Harlan Hall is located in Illinois
Harlan Hall
Harlan Hall is located in the US
Harlan Hall
Location 603 Locust St., Marshall, Illinois
Coordinates 39°23′22″N 87°41′42″W / 39.38944°N 87.69500°W / 39.38944; -87.69500Coordinates: 39°23′22″N 87°41′42″W / 39.38944°N 87.69500°W / 39.38944; -87.69500
Area less than one acre
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP reference # 01001309[1]
Added to NRHP November 29, 2001
Harlan Hall in 2015

Harlan Hall is a historic opera house located at 603 Locust St. in Marshall, Illinois. The opera house opened in 1872 to provide a venue for theatrical performances in Marshall. The building has an Italianate design with tall, narrow windows, wide bracketed eaves, and a steeply sloping roof. Both local and traveling theatrical acts performed in the theater, which also hosted concerts, public meetings, and other events. The opera house had a livery stable on its first floor for its patrons' horses, an unusual feature for contemporary theaters. In 1904, B. F. Johnson purchased the building and converted it to a movie theater; while it still served as a civic auditorium, the building no longer showed theatrical performances after this point. The building has since held a Moose Lodge, and its first floor has been converted to a commercial space.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Macey, Damian T. (June 28, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Harlan Hall" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved March 10, 2014.