Harlan Hall

Harlan Hall is a historic opera house located at 603 Locust St. in Marshall, Illinois. The opera house opened in 1872 to provide a venue for theatrical performances in Marshall. The building has an Italianate design with tall, narrow windows, wide bracketed eaves, and a steeply sloping roof. Both local and traveling theatrical acts performed in the theater, which also hosted concerts, public meetings, and other events. The opera house had a livery stable on its first floor for its patrons' horses, an unusual feature for contemporary theaters. In 1904, B. F. Johnson purchased the building and converted it to a movie theater; while it still served as a civic auditorium, the building no longer showed theatrical performances after this point. The building has since held a Moose Lodge, and its first floor has been converted to a commercial space.[2]

Harlan Hall
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Harlan Hall is located in Illinois
Harlan Hall
Harlan Hall is located in the United States
Harlan Hall
Location603 Locust St., Marshall, Illinois
Coordinates39°23′22″N 87°41′42″W / 39.38944°N 87.69500°W / 39.38944; -87.69500Coordinates: 39°23′22″N 87°41′42″W / 39.38944°N 87.69500°W / 39.38944; -87.69500
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference No.01001309[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 29, 2001
Harlan Hall in 2015

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Macey, Damian T. (June 28, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Harlan Hall" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 11, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.