NRHP: Warren's Opera House

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Warren's Opera House

Warren's Opera House

NRHP Reference #: 88000945

NRHP Listing Date: 19880928


511 2nd, Friend, Saline County, Nebraska

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Located in Friend, the two-story brick commercial block was built in 1885-86 by businessman Joshua Warren, at a cost of more than forty thousand dollars. The opera house occupies most of the building's second floor, and has a curved balcony, box office, dressing rooms, and stage with a trapdoor. Rooms surrounding the opera house were used as a lodge hall and for professional office space. The opera house offered performances such as "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Night Before Christmas."

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