Arts

The ceiling moulding at the Stoughton Opera House

Zoe drew this picture of the chair and a window at the Stoughton Opera House

Mackenzie drew this picture of the Stoughton Opera House

The ceiling at the Stoughton Opera House

Moulding detail from the Stoughton Opera House

Mackenzie drew this picture of the clock tower in Stoughton

 

Stoughton Opera House
Stoughton, WI

Transcription: John Vorndran:

In 1982 they were going to tear this building down, and the people
in town that had come here for shows, school graduations, and plays--they'd had a wonderful time, just like you coming here today and so they didn't want to see it torn down. . . The restoration's been going on for twenty years. . .

Chandalier at the Stoughton Opera HouseSee those little wires underneath the seat? Know what those are for? That's were the men put their hats. They turned them over and then slid them in there and then they didn't have to hold their hats. They were kind of clever back then. . . .

We had the grand reopening and it was a hundred years to the day. . . . There aren't very many opera houses like this left in the United States. Most of them were torn down. Not many left that are
as close to the original condition as this one

 

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