Abbeville, SC

Abbeville Opera House - A Historic Building and SC Tourist Attraction

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The Abbeville Opera House is a historic building in Abbeville, South Carolina. It was built in 1904 and takes up less than a single acre of area in terms of space. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places back in the year 1970 and the opera house was given the reference number 70000558. During the turn of the twentieth century, there were a bunch of different "road companies" that were traveling across the United States of America producing different shows and plays for the entertainment of the people. Many of these shows would be produced in New York City and if they were successful, they would go on tour.

By October 1, 1908, a district would be created including the opera house that would allow people and members of the road companies to stick around in the city of Abbeville and entertain people. The Abbeville Opera House was described as "equal in beauty of architecture and modern conveniences of any in the state," by some regional newspaper accounts of the Opera House's heyday.

The opera house was designed by the architect William Augustus Edwards - an American architect responsible for designing a bunch of historically significant American buildings - and the house is still something that people can actively visit to this day. Entertaining concerts and events are still being held in the Abbeville Opera House to this day and you can visit this historic building whenever you want at the address 100 Court Square #102, Abbeville, South Carolina 29620.

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