Caldwell in Sumner County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Grand Opera House
Over the years it became the hub of the Caldwell social scene and was used for such events as graduation ceremonies as well as being visited by the major theatrical troupes of the day, such as the Boston Opera Company.
On February 19, 1918, the Grand Opera House was destroyed in a spectacular fire. While nearby businesses were saved, the Opera House was a total loss along with 25 trained dogs which were kennelled in the basement and a number of Home Guard rifles which added to the flames. Plans were immediately
Erected 1993 by The Caldwell Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is January 12, 1885.
Location. 37° 1.827′ N, 97° 36.424′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Kansas, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 81) and West 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 South Main Street, Caldwell KS 67022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Legend of Mount Lookout / Gunfire Kills Lawman (within shouting distance of this marker); Caldwell "The Border Queen" / On This Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Chisholm Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stock Exchange Bank (about 300 feet away); Chisholm (about 300 feet away); The Railroad Influence (about 400 feet away); The Leland Hotel (about 400 feet away); Native Stone Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
More about this marker. Funded by donations from Damon and Patricia Weber and the Caldwell Cherokee Strip Centennial Committee.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.