Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Opera House*

Marker ID: SCHM 36-5
Location: Corner of Boyce and Nance Streets, Newberry
County: Newberry
Coordinates: N 34° 16.471    W 081° 37.245
  34.27451666    -81.62075
Style: Mounted **


This building was erected by the Town of Newberry, and dedicated in February of 1882. An outstanding example of Victorian civic architecture of eclectic design, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. Now housing city offices, the Opera House was for over half a century the center of entertainment for this community. Plays, college commencements, and balls were held in the auditorium upstairs

Erected by Newberry County Historical Society - 1970