Old Metropolitan Opera House

858 N Broad St

Philadelphia, PA

39.969787, -75.160158

Opened: 1908

The Philadelphia Opera House was built by Oscar Hammerstein I as a home for his Philadelphia Opera Company. The building was sold to and used by the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1910 through 1920. It subsequently served multiple entertainment purposes through 1988. Following a period of dereliction, the building was bought in 1995 by a church and stabilized, although it subsequently remained largely unused except for a handful of special site-specific events.

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It's really hard to talk about morality and war in the same sentence. Where was the morality in the bombing of Coventry, or the bombing of Dresden, or the Bataan Death March, or the Rape of Nanking, or the bombing of Pearl Harbor? I believe that when you're in a war, a nation must have the courage to do what it must to win the war with a minimum loss of lives. (Theodore Van Kirk, Navigator on the Enola Gay)