Flemington Opera House

Bloomfield Avenue,
Flemington, NJ 08822

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Built by Peter Emery, first president of Flemington National Bank in 1878 for Presbyterian Sunday School. Later was lecture hall, school, movie house, fur factory and private home. Demolished in 1965 for a parking lot.

Also was an occasional home to New Jersey GAR and Flemington Jewish Community Center.

There is a photo in the North Branch of the Hunterdon County Library’s local history section.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 2, 2007 at 10:44 am

The Flemington Opera House is listed in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide, an annual for roadshow managers. E. B. Allen was Mgr and there were 500 seats. The proscenium opening was 22 feet wide X 10 feet high and the stage was 20 feet deep. Dressing rooms were under the stage and the theatre was on the first floor. There were 4 weekly newspapers and 2 hotels and a boarding house in Flemington. Railroads were the CNJ and the LV. The 1897 population was 2,500.

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