Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cafe


I love the way this looks like the setting of an inviting street cafe, but this was actually taken inside the historic Reed Opera House located on the SW corner of Liberty and Court Sts. The building was opened for business in 1869 and is now a unique shopping mall with specialty stores, several cafes and restaurants.

6 comments:

Boise Diva said...

Certainly, great light fixtures. Those kinds of details for the outdoors are so often missing on new buildings.

HOBO said...

Nice picture and nice lights too.

The Mulligan Family said...

Fantastic shot. I love the look of the lights with the awnings - and how the light is reflected back from the glass of the window. Beautiful.

Rebekah said...

It looks like you made it downtown. :) Have you ever tried the bakery in the basement of the Reed? Delicious!

Kate said...

Yes, it does look inviting. What happened to the Opera House??

jill said...

Rebekah: The Little Cannoli bakery? It was closed, but I do plan to visit as I hear the treats are wonderful. Now do you know were I can find a 'real' Chocolate E'clair?

Kate: According to the Salem Historical Quarterly - The Reed Opera House closed in 1900 as the result of the opening of the Grand Theater Opera House (a block away). The interior was then redesigned for Joseph Meyers and Sons and later for Miller's Department Store. After a major rehabilitation in 1976, the building became the focal point of a major downtown redevelopment.