From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/20/1863, p. 1, c. 6
Opera House. – A number of citizens have united in the design to establish in the city of Richmond an opera house. Sixty thousand dollars have already been subscribed, and as much more, it is said, can be made available for the purpose. The lot on the corner of 8th and Main streets, opposite the Spotswood Hotel, and the vacant one on Broad street, adjoining 8th, are talked of as the sites on which the proposed building shall be erected.