Albemarle Opera House

127-133 W. Main Street,
Albemarle, NC 28001

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Artman on November 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm

The Opera house is across the street from this building and is above two stores. Starnes Jewelery Store opened before the building was built and moved into the current store when the Starnes family finished this building

BLG on October 31, 2008 at 10:50 pm

I’ve located a website maintained by the person who now owns it; he evidently operates the shop beneath it.

In my experience of searching through theaters, I’ve never before seen one with an entrance to a second floor auditorium. Maybe I’ve just not looked in the right places.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 11, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Opera House—Starnes Jewelers Building (added 1995 – Building – #95000180)
127—133 W. Main St., Albemarle

Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Moody, Locke Anderson
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Moderne
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation, Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Specialty Store, Theater
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Vacant/Not In Use
Current Sub-function: Specialty Store