Enosburg Falls in Franklin County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Opera House of Enosburg Falls
In 1892 the proprietors of the Dr B.J. Kendall Company funded construction of the Opera House as a performance venue for opera, plays, and as a meeting place. Queen Anne in style, the building cost $10,000 to erect and included a grand hall known for its excellent acoustics and seating for 400 patrons. In 1966 descendants of the proprietors’ families deeded ownership to the Town of Enosburgh. The building was restored in the 1990s, with the Friends of the Opera House formed in 1996 to promote its use as a performing arts venue for Franklin County. Major renovations were accomplished with the help of Senator Jim Jeffords and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as local fundraising to create this historic cultural center.
Erected 2019 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 44° 54.51′ N, 72° 48.12′ W. Marker is in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, in Franklin CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Depot Street, Enosburg Falls VT 05450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patent Medicine in Enosburg Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Larry Gardner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chester A. Arthur (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sheldon, Vermont (approx. 7.2 miles away); Colonel Elisha Sheldon (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fenian Raids (approx. 7.6 miles away); Peter Bent Brigham / Brigham Academy (approx. 8.6 miles away); Battle of Eccles Hill (approx. 9.2 miles away in Canada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enosburg Falls.
Also see . . . Enosburg Opera House (Wikipedia). (Submitted on July 25, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.