Cincinnati Music Hall

Concert hall and opera house in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Cincinnati Music Hall
Cincinnati Music Hall is located in Ohio
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Location1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates39°6′34″N 84°31′8″W / 39.10944°N 84.51889°W / 39.10944; -84.51889Coordinates: 39°6′34″N 84°31′8″W / 39.10944°N 84.51889°W / 39.10944; -84.51889
Built1878
ArchitectHannaford, Samuel, & Sons
Architectural styleVenetian Gothic
MPSHannaford, Samuel, & Sons TR
NRHP reference No.70000496[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 26, 1970
Designated NHLDecember 2, 1974

Music Hall, commonly known as Cincinnati Music Hall, is a classical music performance hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, completed in 1878. It serves as the home for the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival Chorus, and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. In January 1975, it was recognized as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior for its distinctive Venetian Gothic architecture. The building was designed with a dual purpose – to house musical activities in its central auditorium and industrial exhibitions in its side wings. It is located at 1241 Elm Street, across from the historic Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, minutes from the center of the downtown area.

Music Hall was built over a pauper's cemetery, which has helped fuel its reputation as one of the most haunted places in America.[2]

In June 2014, Music Hall was included on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list of America's 11 most endangered historic places.[3]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Kachuba, John B. (2004). Ghosthunting Ohio. Cincinnati: Emmis Books. ISBN 1-57860-181-9.
  3. ^ "National Trust for Historic Preservation Announces 27th Annual List of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places" (Press release). National Trust for Historic Preservation. June 23, 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-01.

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