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New Opera House

Wednesday, April 19, 1882

The Decorative Arts


Newspaper report

The Kansas City Star,(Kansas City, MO) April 21, 1882, 2

Newspaper advertisement

Leavenworth Daily Times, April 12, 1882


New Opera House

Shawnee Street (south side), between Fifth and Sixth Streets, Leavenworth, KS

Built: 1880 (H. D. Rush, stock company president) 

Seating capacity: 900

Later: Crawford Grand Opera House, sold in 1910 and converted for use as a temple of the Abdallah Shrine.


Planters' House/Hotel

Corner of Main and Shawnee Streets, Leavenworth, KS

Company formed: 1855 (principals W. H. Russell, H. P. Johnson, and Amos Rees)

Completed: December 3, 1856

Demolished: declared unsafe for occupancy in the 1950s and eventually torn down.


The Leavenworth Times, April 20, 1882

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