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Hamblin Opera House, 17 West Main Street (now West Michigan Avenue), built 1868

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dc.identifier.other r14_1000 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.willardlibrary.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/18219
dc.description Hamblin Opera House, 17 West Main (now West Michigan Avenue), built 1868. From: Everts, L. H. & Co. History of Calhoun County, Michigan... Philadelphia: Everts, 1877, p. 91. "THE OPERA HOUSE. One of the chief attractions of Battle Creek is its commodious opera-house. Up to 1868 the city possessed no regular place of amusement of sufficient size to induce large first-class theatrical troops to visit the city. In that year, however, Mr. A. C. Hamblin, with his characteristic enterprise, erected a handsome and substantial building, which he fitted up in elegant style, and introduced in it all of the modern improvements and stage effects. The ceiling is beautifully frescoed, and the general arrangement of the seats is made with a design to the comfort of the audience. The auditorium is seventy-two by one hundred feet, and, with the gallery which surrounds it, has a seating capacity for twelve hundred. The house was erected at a cost of forty thousand dollars, and is used for any legitimate amusements. In addition to the opera-house, Mr. Hamblin erected the "Peninsula block," and several private houses, and has done much toward the development of the city." en_US
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dc.subject Theaters - Hamblin Opera House en_US
dc.title Hamblin Opera House, 17 West Main Street (now West Michigan Avenue), built 1868 en_US
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