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Monday, September 27, 2010

An Opera House Stood Here

March 26, 2010
Corner of Commercial and 6th Streets


Built on the site of the Ross Opera House
which burned in October 1892,
These are the only Itailianate style
buildings in Astoria designed as
a multi-family residence.


Sorry about the wires. . . . When the sign says "these," I am sure it refers to the building on the far right as well as to the building with the plaque. I should have checked that building, too, but I was snapping photos rather than thinking.


Here's a close-up of the scrollwork, of which there is quite a bit in Astoria that seems to have been made by the same person.

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3 comments:

B SQUARED said...

I wonder how much Opera was actually sang at Opera houses?

Jacob said...

Not being much of an opera fan, I would not have missed the opera house, but I do like this Italianate style and the scroll work. The building looks like it could use a little TLC, though.

Thanks for your info re phones...I'm going to respond to that later today. Got a golf game this am! :-)

Halcyon said...

I sort of like the wires.

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