The Enosburg Opera House is a historic performance venue and meeting space at 123 Depot Street in Enosburg Falls, Vermont. Built in 1892 by the B.J. Kendall Company, a prominent local employer, it has been used since then as a regionally prominent performance venue. It also serves as the site of Enosburg's town meetings. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

Enosburg Opera House
Enosburg Opera House is located in Vermont
Enosburg Opera House
Enosburg Opera House is located in the United States
Enosburg Opera House
Location123 Depot St., Enosburg Falls, Vermont
Coordinates44°54′31″N 72°48′8″W / 44.90861°N 72.80222°W / 44.90861; -72.80222
Arealess than one acre
Built1892 (1892)
Built byB.J. Kendall Co.
NRHP reference No.78000235[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 20, 1978

Description and history edit

The Enosburg Opera House stands in the village of Enosburg Falls, on the north side of Depot Street midway between Pleasant Street and Vermont Route 108. It is a large rectangular wood-frame structure, with a single story set on a high basement and stone foundation. A 3+12-story square tower rises from one corner, forming a highly visible landmark in the village. It has a gable-on-hip roof and its exterior is finished in clapboards. The main entrance is set in a recess on the street-facing front facade, providing access to the basement level.[2]

The opera house was built in 1892, and was a gift to the town of the B.J. Kendall Company. B.J. Kendall was a local pharmacist who became wealthy marketing remedies for horse ailments. It was formally given to the town in 1894, and has hosted its town meetings since. It also continues to serve as a performance space, having hosted such notables as John Philip Sousa in its early days.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Charles Ashton (1978). "NRHP nomination for Enosburg Opera House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-10-25. with photos from 1978

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