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The Cheyenne Opera House and Territorial Library

 
 
The Cheyenne Opera House and Territorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
1. The Cheyenne Opera House and Territorial Library Marker
Inscription.
was erected on this site in 1882. For twenty years, it was the center of civic and cultural activity. In 1902, a fire destroyed the auditorium and stage of the building. In 1905, the annex was built on the site adjoining the remaining portion of the opera house. The two buildings were razed in 1961.

 
Erected 1963.
 
Location. 41° 8.026′ N, 104° 48.967′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker is on West 17th Street near Capitol Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne WY 82001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suffrage Tablet (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Horn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cheyenne's Heritage at a Glance (about 500 feet away); The Trolleys / Cheyenne's Street Railway (about 500 feet away); 1974 Downtown National Historic District (about 500 feet away); Historic Plains Hotel (about 500 feet away); The First Transcontinental Highway (about 500 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Cheyenne.
 
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Cheyenne Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
2. Cheyenne Opera House Marker
1882 - 1961
200 West 17th Street
Walking Tour 17
Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority
 Opera Houses of Old Wyoming. The years 1872 through 1909 in Wyoming's theatrical history may rightly be designated as the 'opera house era.' To distinguish between the bawdy, low-class places of entertainment that many theatres were at the time, it became common practice to call a town's foremost playhouse an Opera House and thus make it known that only socially-acceptable, legitimate theatre would be tolerated there. (Submitted on June 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
The Cheyenne Opera House and Territorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
3. The Cheyenne Opera House and Territorial Library Marker
The markers are on the right.
The Cheyenne Opera House and Territorial Library image. Click for full size.
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4. The Cheyenne Opera House and Territorial Library
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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