Springer Opera House

103 10th Street,
Columbus, GA 31902

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 4, 2007 at 4:08 am

The Springer Opera House in Columbus is listed in the addenda section of the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. It was managed by the Springer Brothers, the seating capacity was 1,363, and it had both gas and electric illumination. The proscenium opening was 33 feet wide X 22 feet high, and the stage was 25 feet deep. The theatre was on the second floor and there were 8 in the house orchestra. There were 2 daily and 3 weekly newspapers in Columbus and 4 hotels, including the Rankin, the Central and the Vernon. The 1897 population was 20,000.