Onawa IOOF Opera House

The Onawa IOOF Opera House, also known as the Onawa Opera House, is a historic opera house located in Onawa, Iowa. It was completed in November, 1900, only to be heavily damaged in a fire a month later, on December 24, 1900.[2]

Onawa IOOF Opera House
Onawa IOOF Opera House is located in Iowa
Onawa IOOF Opera House
Onawa IOOF Opera House is located in the United States
Onawa IOOF Opera House
Location1023 Tenth Ave.
Onawa, Iowa
Coordinates42°01′32.2″N 96°05′48.7″W / 42.025611°N 96.096861°W / 42.025611; -96.096861
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectW.E. Hodgin
Architectural styleRomanesque Revival
NRHP reference No.90001194[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 3, 1990

It has been deemed historically significant as the building most strongly associated Onawa's "strong tradition of live-stage entertainment" from the late 1880s to the mid-1920s, involving three structures.[2]: 12 

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Tracv Ann Cunning (May 31, 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Qnawa IQOF Opera House / Qnawa Opera House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-28. with six photos from 1989