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 begun to build again on the old site, but never came to fruition.
Erected 1993 by The Caldwell Historical Society.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 South Main Street, Caldwell KS 67022, United States of America.
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.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.