Cincinnati Music Hall
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Web-ling
N 39° 06.570 W 084° 31.116
16S E 714551 N 4331859
Quick Description: Home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera, and the May Festival Chorus.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2006 5:05:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMP76
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53
Views: 34

Long Description:
The Cincinnati Music Hall was built in 1878 with private funds from the nation's first matching grant fund drive. The building was designed by architect Samuel Hannaford. The Springer Auditorium has seating for 3,516, and is the home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera, and the May Festival Chorus.

The Music Hall is alleged to be haunted. The Hall was built on the site of Cincinnati's the Commercial Hospital and Lunatic Hospital, where those inflicted with disease were banished to the Pest House to die. When they died they were dumped into mass graves in the pauper's cemetery, directly under the Music Hall. Night watchmen supposedly have heard strange noises and have been followed by the ghosts, which have also been alleged to sometimes make appearances at shows.

The Cincinnati Music Hall hosted the 1880 Democratic National Convention.

Street address:
1243 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH United States
45202


County / Borough / Parish: Hamilton

Year listed: 1970

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Recreation And Culture

Current function: Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

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Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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