31 in 31 of your Favorite Buildings in Boston: #25

The Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA  02108

Thomas Lamb, 1928

I was inspired to highlight 31 buildings in Boston in 31 days after the architecture blog A Daily Dose of Architecture . Not only was I going to highlight 31 buildings, but 31 of Bostonian’s favorite buildings. This is the series.

About The Opera House:

The Opera House is considered to be one of Boston’s grandest theaters and recently underwent a massive restoration which brought it back to its most glorious nights. The Theatre District in Boston has been the focus of massive revitalization efforts over the years, re-injecting life into this once dilapidated neighborhood of Boston. Most of the theatres are in the process of being restored to their original grandeur thanks in part to investors like Suffolk University and Emerson College.

Photo: Historic American Buildings Survey

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  1. This was one of my favorite buildings when I was a kid growing up in Boston. Originally the B.F. Keith Memorial Theatre, it opened as a movie house, and was later rechristened the Savoy Theatre when Sack Cinemas acquired it. I remember my mother taking me to a matinee of Disney’s “Cinderella” here at the Savoy, and my being awestruck by the opulence of the ornamentation all over.

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