Eureka Opera House - Eureka, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 30.733 W 115° 57.637
11S E 589350 N 4374136
Quick Description: E Clampus Vitus history marker about the Eureka Opera House.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2017 9:34:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMVB67
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
E Clampus Vitus history marker located on the front of the Eureka Opera House.
Marker Title (required): Eureka Opera House

Marker Text (required):
The opera house was constructed by Richard Ryland, Joseph Winzell, and M.D. Foley in October through December of 1880. They used the foundation or the Odd Fellows Hall. The building had been destroyed earlier in the year during a disastrous fire. One account described the new opera house as thoroughly fire proof, with two foot thick masonry walls, a brick and iron front, and a slate roof. The official grand opening of the Eureka Opera House was held in January 1881 with the drama “Forget Me Not”. The building was the center for all activities in Eureka for many decades. Plays, masquerade balls, dances, operas, concerts and other social events were held. Ads for local merchants painted in 1924 by the Twin City Scenic Company can still be seen on the stage ???? Curtain. Silent movies were first shown in 1915, by the 1940’s the opera house name changed to the Eureka Theater. Movies were shown until the theater closed in 1958. The building stood idle until Eureka County purchased and restored it to its current Splendor in 1993 and the original name of the Eureka Opera House was restored. Dedicated June 6th 2009 (6014) by Lucinda Jane Saunders ECV Chapter #1881 Credo Quin Absurdum


County (required): Eureka

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Other Marker Type (optional): NA

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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