Warren's Opera House

Warren's Opera House is a historic building in Friend, Nebraska. It was built by John Lanahan for Joshua Warren in 1885–1886.[2] Inside, there is an auditorium with a proscenium and a balcony supported by four columns.[2] It hosted performances by "touring stock companies; comic opera; companies; musical concerts; dialect comedies" as well as local performers and Memorial Day celebrations.[2] The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since September 28, 1988.[1]

Warren's Opera House
Warren Opera House (Friend, NE) from NW 1.JPG
The building in 2013
Warren's Opera House is located in Nebraska
Warren's Opera House
Location in Nebraska
Warren's Opera House is located in the United States
Warren's Opera House
Location in United States
Location511 Second Street, Friend, Nebraska
Coordinates40°39′12″N 97°17′13″W / 40.65333°N 97.28694°W / 40.65333; -97.28694 (Warren's Opera House)Coordinates: 40°39′12″N 97°17′13″W / 40.65333°N 97.28694°W / 40.65333; -97.28694 (Warren's Opera House)
Arealess than one acre
Built1885 (1885)
Built byJohn Lanahan
Architectural styleThree-part commercial block
MPSOpera House Buildings in Nebraska 1867-1917 MPS
NRHP reference No.88000945[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 28, 1988

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c D. Layne Ehlers (April 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Warren's Opera House". National Park Service. Retrieved August 18, 2019. With accompanying pictures