NRHP: Opera House, WCTG

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Opera House; WCTG

Opera House; WCTG

NRHP Reference #: 82004925

NRHP Listing Date: 19820811

Location

413 N Webster, Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska

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Summary

The Opera House building was constructed in 1885 to house the hardware business of Morhart and Fulton on the ground floor and the opera house above. The stage of the opera house saw the performance of many traveling stock companies and it served as the center of social and cultural life in Red Cloud for more than thirty years. Willa Cather gave her high school commencement address from the stage of the opera house.

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The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the country’s official list of historically significant properties. To be eligible for the NRHP a property must generally retain their historic appearance, be at least 50 years old, and have the potential to be documented as historically or architecturally significant at either the local, state, or national level. The National Register of Historic Places is a National Park Service program administered by the Nebraska State Historical Society for the state of Nebraska. Visit the Nebraska State Historical Society's website to learn more about the program.