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Palestine in Crawford County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Fife Opera House

 
 
The Fife Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
1. The Fife Opera House Marker
Inscription. The Fife Opera House, located on the second floor of the Fife Hardware Store, was built by David Fife. It operated from 1901-1912. It seated 700 people on red leather seats, had electric fans and was heated with a coal furnace. There were five sets of scenery, some of which are still visible today. Such entertainments as local talent shows, stock theatrical companies, band concerts, a lyceum series, special speakers, and commencements drew crowds from Hutsonville, Robinson, Flat Rock and Merom. Today the echoes of past performances remain from yesteryear.
 
Erected 1989 by The Pioneer City Jr. Historian Club.
 
Location. 39° 0.116′ N, 87° 36.783′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Illinois, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Grand Prairie Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine IL 62451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auntie Gogin's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Gov. Augustus C. French (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Land Office (about
National Registry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
2. National Registry Marker
400 feet away); Houston - Dickson Store (about 500 feet away); Dubois Tavern (about 700 feet away); Cullom Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kitchell Grist Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort LaMotte (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palestine.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Palestine, Illinois ::. This is the Official Web Link to the "Pioneer City" - Palestine, Illinois. Good links to check out. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. History of Fife Opera House::. This link has a number of items including more photos. It is worth checking out ! ! (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEntertainmentLandmarksNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Looking West  - - The Fife Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
3. Looking West - - The Fife Opera House Marker
Wide View - - The Fife Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
4. Wide View - - The Fife Opera House Marker
Looking North / East - - The Fife Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
5. Looking North / East - - The Fife Opera House Marker
Entry - - The Fife Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
6. Entry - - The Fife Opera House
Full View - - The Fife Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
7. Full View - - The Fife Opera House
"" Old Down Town Palestine ""  - - The Opera House Across the Street - - > > > > image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
8. "" Old Down Town Palestine "" - - The Opera House Across the Street - - > > > >
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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