NRHP: IOOF Hall and Opera House

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IOOF Hall & Opera House

IOOF Hall & Opera House

NRHP Reference #: 88000953

NRHP Listing Date: 19880706


Main St, Bladen, Webster County, Nebraska

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Excavation for the combination opera house and lodge hall, located in Bladen, started in August 1912. The two-story brick building held its grand opening on March 25, 1913, featuring the Fisher Shipp Concert. The first floor opera house, used for a variety of entertainments and public gatherings, has an auditorium with a raked floor, stage, and projection booth.

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