Fogg Opera House
4 - 6 Columbian Street,
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Architects: J.W. Beals
Styles: Romanesque Revival
The large Romanesque Revival style Fogg Building, constructed in 1888 by a merchant named Fogg, is a landmark in Columbian Square, South Weymouth. There was a theater and stage on the second floor which opened in December 1888. Seating was provided on two levels, and the proscenium was 35 feet wide. The Fogg Opera House was used for drama, minstral shows, lectures, opera and vaudeville. Booker T. Washington was one of the star artistes to appear here. It eventually became a neighborhood cinema.
The plans for opening of the newly built Cameo Theatre right next to the Fogg Building in 1939 put an end to the Fogg Opera House. It was remodeled into apartments around 1938. Today the Fogg Building has commercial tenants on the ground floor with apartments above.
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