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Opera House

Monday, May 22, 1882

The Decorative Arts


Newspaper report

The British Whig, (Kingston), May 23, 1882

Newspaper advertisement

The British Whig (Kingston), May 17, 1882


(Martin's) Opera House

Corner of Montreal and Princess Streets, Kingston, ON (now 218 Princess Street)

Building completed: 1878 (John Power and Sons, architects) 

Opened: January 6, 1879

Seating capacity: 1100

Destroyed (fire): December 6, 1898

Replaced by: Grand Opera House (now the Grand Theatre, extant)


The British American Hotel

Corner of Clarence and King Streets, Kingston, ON

Built: 1807 (as Walker House)

Name changed: 1836 (The British American Hotel)

Destroyed (fire): 1963

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