Canonsburg, PA: Morgan Opera House

Country: United States of America
State: Pennsylvania
City: Canonsburg
Location: 2 E Pike Street / N Central Avenue

Built 1891 as a commercial building with a third-floor theatre. Ca. 500 seats. 1902 rebuilding and auditorium extension by a balcony on the fourth floor (total capacity: 884 seats). Site of a disastrous panic after a false shout of "fire" on 26 Aug 1911, leading to 26 deaths. Subsequently closed and converted into apartments.

Links: CinemaTreasures, Wikipedia: Disaster, Wikidata: Morgan Opera House

Canonsburg, PA: Morgan Opera House Front Text: "Morgan's Opera House, Canonsburg, Pa."
Publisher: ?; 17225
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Pennsylvania to Sebring OH, 1915

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