Piper's Opera House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 18.656 W 119° 39.008
11S E 271511 N 4354631
Nevada State Historical Marker No. 236 is located on the front of the Opera House at 12 North B Street in Virginia City.
Waymark Code: WMF8G6
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/10/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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Piper's Opera House survives as an example of one of the great performance venues of it era.
Marker Title (required): Piper's Opera House

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 236

Marker Text (required):
This building, the most significant vintage theatre in the West, was erected by John Piper in 1885. Third in a succession of theatres which he operated on the Comstock, Piper’s Opera House, with its original scenery, raked stage, and elegant proscenium boxes, is a remarkable survivor of a colorful era in American theatrical history. Many popular nineteenth-century touring stars and concert artists appeared here.

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Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

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Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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