- Croswell Opera House
Adrian Union Hall-Croswell Opera HouseLocation within the state of Michigan
Location: 129 East Maumee Street
Coordinates: Coordinates: Built: 1866 Architect: John C. Brompton Governing body: Private Part of: Downtown Adrian Commercial District NRHP Reference#: 85000839 Significant dates Added to NRHP: April 18, 1985 Designated MSHS: March 2, 1976
The Croswell Opera House is a historic theater located at 129 East Maumee Street in the city of Adrian, Michigan. It is recognized as the oldest continuously running theater in the state and among the oldest in the United States. The theater and the adjoining hall were designated as a Michigan Historic Site on March 2, 1976 and later added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Adrian Union Hall-Croswell Opera House on April 18, 1985.
The Croswell as it's known to locals, became an official Michigan Historic Site in 1976 and was added in 1985 to the National Register Of Historic Places. Designed and built from 1864-1866 by John C. Brompton, it has remained a fixture of recreation and culture in Lenawee County and the surrounding areas.
In 1921, the Croswell was converted into a movie theater and would remain one until 1967, when it was scheduled for destruction. The Adrian Foundation saved the building and the Croswell Opera House, and Fine Arts Association was created in order to promote the arts and to preserve the heritage of the opera house. In 1976, the two adjacent buildings were acquired, annexed, and renovated into the current art gallery, offices, and rehearsal spaces.
National Register of Historic Places in Lenawee County, Michigan Historic districts
Clinton Downtown Historic District | Dennis-State Streets Historic District | Downtown Adrian Commercial Historic District | Hudson Downtown Historic District | John W. Keeney and Erena Alexander Rogers Farm | Saint Joseph Church and Shrine | Saint Michael and All Angels' Episcopal Church and Cambridge Township Cemetery | Tecumseh Downtown Historic District | Tecumseh Historic District
Adrian Engine House No. 1 | Adrian Public Library | Adrian Union Hall-Croswell Opera House | Brookside Cemetery | Civil War Memorial | Clark Memorial Hall | David Carpenter House | Davenport House | Dr. Leonard Hall House | Dr. Samuel Catlin House | First Presbyterian Church of Blissfield | Gamaliel Thompson House | George B. Horton and Amanda Bradish Farmstead | George J. Kempf House | Governor Charles Croswell House | G. P. Sparks House | Heman R. Goodrich House | Irish Hills Towers | Jackson Branch Bridge No. 15 | John Pennington-Henry Ford House | Joseph E. Hall House | Lenawee County Courthouse | Lorenzo Palmer and Ruth Wells House | Musgrove Evans House | Nathaniel S. Wheeler House | Raisin Valley Friends Meetinghouse | Saint Elizabeth's Church | Saint John's Lutheran Church | Saint Mary of Good Counsel Catholic Church | Samuel W. Temple House | Walker Tavern | William Hayden House
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