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Metropolitan Opera House

  • Also Known As: The Met also Philadelphia Evangelistic Center

  • Address: 858 N Broad St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1908/11/17 William H McElfatrick Architect 4,000 seat Metropolitan Opera House opens with a production of Georges Bizet's Carmen. Carmen
1908/11/17 Oscar Hammerstein I Developer 4,000 seat Metropolitan Opera House opens with a production of Georges Bizet's Carmen. Carmen
1910/04/26 Arthur Hammerstein Developer Arthur Hammerstein, with his father's power of attorney, sells the Philadelphia Opera House to the New York Metropolitan Opera. The theater was then renamed the Metropolitan Opera House.

Data »

Particulars for Metropolitan Opera House:
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Neo-Classical
Building Design Opera House
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Owner Private
Historic Use Religious Property
Area of Significance Theatre



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 72001163
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Elfatrick,William H.
Architectural Style: Classical revival
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Performing arts
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1908
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Theater
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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