|Location||18--52 Hanover St., Manchester, New Hampshire|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Queen Anne|
|NRHP reference #||86003367|
|Added to NRHP||January 28, 1987|
The Harrington-Smith Block, formerly known as the Strand Theater and the Manchester Opera House, is a historic commercial building at 18-25 Hanover Street in the heart of Manchester, New Hampshire. Built in 1881 to a design by John T. Fanning for two prominent local developers, the building is an expansive rendition of Queen Anne styling in brick and stone. It occupies 200 feet (61 m) of frontage on Hanover Street, and 95 feet (29 m) on Elm Street, the city's principal downtown thoroughfare. The building combined retail and commercial business activities with a large performing space (now demolished) in the rear, which was accessed by a lobby on Hanover Street. The building was an early home to the Manchester Union Leader, the state's major daily newspaper. After the closure of most of the city's mills beginning in the 1930s, the upper floors of the building were converted to residential use. Major fires in 1985 resulted in the loss of the auditorium, and significant damage to the rest of the building's interior. It was rehabilitated, and continues to house shops on the ground level and residences above.
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