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Colorado Springs


Opera House

Friday, April 14, 1882

The Decorative Arts


Newspaper report

The Daily Gazette, (Colorado Springs), April 15, 1882, 1

Newspaper Advertisement

The Daily Gazette (Colorado Springs), April 14, 1882, 4


Opera House

18 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO

Built: 1880-81 (B. F. Crowell, J. F. Humphrey and Hon. Irving Howbert)

Opened: April 18, 1881

Seating capacity: 750

Replaced by: Burns Theater (opened December 1911)

Interior, 1881



Residence of Dr. William A. Bell, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO

Built: c. 1874

Destroyed (fire): January 8, 1886

Replaced by: a new larger stone residence (1887), extant as Briarhurst Manor, a restaurant

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