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Dubuque in Dubuque County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Grand Opera House

National Register of Historic Places

 
 
Grand Opera House National Register of Historic Places plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 8, 2013
1. Grand Opera House National Register of Historic Places plaque
Inscription.  
This property has been
listed in the

National Register
of Historic Places


by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Location. 42° 30.067′ N, 90° 39.996′ W. Marker is in Dubuque, Iowa, in Dubuque County. Marker is on West 8th Street west of Iowa Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is a metal plaque mounted at eye-level directly on the Grand Opera House, near the southwest corner of the building, beside the Business Office entrance, facing West 8th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 West 8th Street, Dubuque IA 52001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Francis Rague (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Dubuque County Jail (about 500 feet away); Methodist Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iowa's First Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Five Flags Theater (approx. ¼ mile away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Fourth Street Elevator" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dubuque Shot Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dubuque.
 
Regarding Grand Opera House.
Grand Opera House (<i>front view from West 8th Street; marker visible a far left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 8, 2013
2. Grand Opera House (front view from West 8th Street; marker visible a far left)
National Register of Historic Places (2002) (#02001029)
 
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1. Grand Opera House (Dubuque, Iowa). The theater has the largest of all stages ever in Dubuque, and is Dubuque's only surviving opera house. Over 2,600 live productions were shown at the Grand between 1890 and 1930. Henry Fonda, Ethel Barrymore, George Cohan, Sarah Bernhard, and Lillian Russell were among the more famous people to have performed at the Grand. One of the most elaborate productions was that of Ben-Hur, which was complete with horses and chariots on stage. (Submitted on January 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places Nomination (#02001029). It was deemed important as a "national treasure". It is architecturally important as an early Richardsonian Romanesque building in Dubuque and as a salient work of Chicago architect Willoughby James Edbrooke. It is also historically important from its association with high-quality theatre in Dubuque during 1890-1928. (Submitted on January 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Grand Opera House (<i>main front entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 8, 2013
3. Grand Opera House (main front entrance)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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