NRHP: Clem's Opera House

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Clem's Opera House

Clem's Opera House

NRHP Reference #: 88000949

NRHP Listing Date: 19880928


Main & Post Sts, Gresham, York County, Nebraska

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Located in Gresham, the two-story brick building was constructed about 1891 by local businessmen W. N. Hylton, N. Clem, and A. L. Clem. The first level was retail space, with the opera house located on the upper floor. The opera house has a box office and stage with trapdoor. Later known as the Gresham Opera House, it offered entertainment such as "The Mysterious Harrell," magician, and "The Great LaWayne, an Australian Hypnotist."

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