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Saint Paul Opera House

Photo from the Ron W Sack collection.
804 Howard Ave
Saint Paul NE

Record #27181  
 Opened: 1886
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Fraternal Hall
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Elite Theatre

Information for this tour was contributed by Ron W. Sack.

The St. Paul Opera House building was built on St. Paul's historic brick main street (804 Howard Avenue) by Nicholas J. Paul in 1886. Following its completion, traveling troupes put on shows regularly, including opera, melodrama, comedies, and plays for public entertainment.

The first movies in St. Paul were shown in the Opera House, which was also called the Elite Theater. The St. Paul American Legion Club purchased the building on April 1, 1927.

As of 2007, it is still owned and used by the American Legion Club for meetings, dining and entertainment. A restaurant is located in the lower level of the building.

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Photos from the Ron W Sack collection.

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