Enosburg Opera House - Enosburg Falls, VT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 54.508 W 072° 48.118
18T E 673514 N 4975132
Quick Description: The social center in the late 19th century
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2008 6:10:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM4332
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 26

Long Description:

Before radio, before television, there was live entertainment, and this is where folks in much of Franklin County and beyond came to enjoy traveling troupes presenting music, drama and comedy.

Constructed in 1892 at a cost of $10,000, a gift to the community by Dr. B. J. Kendall (very wealthy from manufacturing horse liniment just around the corner). Until the early 1950s, the Opera House featured traveling and local entertainment, hosted meetings, and served as the home for prominent school events. The stage is intimate and the acoustics match any of the great music halls.

A restoration movement began in the early Seventies, and over time has seen the building repaired and upgraded, including an elevator to make the auditorium accessible to the handicapped.

Today, among other things, the Opera House hosts performances by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and is the home venue for the local amateur theatre group.

Street address:
31 Depot Street
Enosburg Falls, VT US

County / Borough / Parish: Franklin County

Year listed: 1978

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Government, Recreation And Culture, Social

Current function: Government, Recreation And Culture, Social

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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