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In New York City, the new Brooklyn Academy of Music is inaugurated with a Grand Ball

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York, February 1861
01/17/1861
The new Brooklyn Academy of Music on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights was inaugurated with a Grand Ball in the evening. Built to the design of Leopold Eidlitz, the main concert hall held more than two thousand people. Dancing began at nine for hundreds of society guests and continued into the small hours of the morning.  The building stood until fire completely destroyed it in 1903. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Brooklyn Academy of Music; Opening Ball," New York Times, January 18, 1861. 

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