Shattuck Opera House, Hornellsville

Shattuck Opera House, Hornellsville

Colored postcard view of the Shattuck Opera House (at right). Late nineteenth-century Hornell had streetcar service running down the center of Broad Street. Image courtesy Southern Tier Library System.

Shattuck Opera House

Shattuck Opera House

Alternate view of the Shattuck Opera House. Image courtesy Southern Tier Library System.

Shattuck Opera House location

Shattuck Opera House location

Period fire insurance map shows location of the Shattuck (red arrow). The unmarked street running across top of the map is Main Street. Image courtesy Southern Tier Library System.

Shattuck Medical Practice Ad

Shattuck Medical Practice Ad

Page from an undated late nineteenth century Hornellsville city directory includes an ad (at upper right) for Dr. Sewell E. Shattuck, whose surgical practice was apparently located in the Shattuck Opera House building. Other sources describe Shattuck as a dentist; it was not uncommon at the time for one individual to practice both medicine and dentistry. Image courtesy Southern Tier Library System.

Former Opera House Lane

Former Opera House Lane

Until recently, Opera House Lane was a pedestrian walkway that passed alongside the red-brick structure at right. It has been fenced off to serve as an outdoor seating area for a nearby tavern. This view looks west-northwest from across Broadway Mall.

View Through the Fence

View Through the Fence

Viewed through a gap in the fence, the grassy area includes part of the former Shattuck Opera House's footprint. The fate of a small veterans' park that occupied this space until very recently is unknown.

Reverse View, Former Opera House Lane

Reverse View, Former Opera House Lane

This view looks north-northeast from Seneca Street at a mid-block public parking area located behind the Shattuck site. The wooden fence at center marks the far end of the former Opera House Lane; the unmarked multi-story building behind it houses the tavern, which has fenced the area for outdoor seating.

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