Cincinnati, OH: Music Hall

Country: United States of America
State: Ohio
City: Cincinnati
Location: 1243 Elm Street

Built 1877-1878 by Samuel Hannaford, funded by Reuben Springer and public subscription. Organ by Hook & Hastings (6277 pipes). Originally intended for the biennial Cincinnati Music Festival and other symphonic and choral concerts. 1879 opening of two adjoining exhibition halls, Power Hall and Horticulture Hall. 1895-1896 conversion of Music Hall into an opera house (proscenium added). Re-opened May 1896. 1927 conversion of Power Hall into a wrestling arena, conversion of Horticulture Hall into Art Hall (for art exhibitions, automobile shows, functions). 1955 restorations. 1969-1972 major restoration and conversion of the complex into a performing arts center. Re-opened 24 June 1972 with Boito's "Mefistofele". 1974 declared National Historic Landmark. 1998 major restoration of Music Hall Ballroom (used for exhibtions and large receptions, capacity: up to 1300). Main auditorium also known as "Springer Auditorium". Originally 4200 seats, 1896: 3462 seats, today: 3397 seats.

Home to Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the annual May Festival (of choral music).

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Cincinnati, OH: Music Hall Front Text: "Music Hall", "Cincinnati (Ohio)"
Publisher: Publishers P. O. Box 8, Cincinnati; 59
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Cincinnati to Metz (German Empire, now France), 1907

Cincinnati, OH: Music Hall Front Text: "Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio."
Publisher: Buck Pneumatic Stamp Co., Cincinnati
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Pontiac MI to Albion MI, 1909

Cincinnati, OH: Music Hall Postal Card with First Day Postmark (USA, 1978)
Front Text: "The Music Hall"
Text on Printed Stamp: "The Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio"
Postmark: "Cincinnati OH - May 12 1978 - 45234"
Publisher: USPS, 1978; Sheky
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Cincinnati, OH: Music Hall Front Text: "Music Hall"
Reverse Text: "Cincinnati Music Hall, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45210. This beaautiful hall is the home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival, Cincinnati Ballet Co., and the Cincinnati Opera Association. It was designated a national historic landmark in January, 1975 by the U.S. Department of the Interior."
Publisher: Molloy Postcards & Souvenir Services, Covington KY; Lucky Prints; C 149
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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