Nevada Historical Landmarks in Storey County

Nevada Historical Landmark 236
Piper's Opera House
12 N. B Street
Virginia City

Nevada Historical Landmark 236: Piper's Opera House in Virginia City
16 March 2016
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Piper's Opera House

This building, the most significant vintage theatre in the West, was erected by John Piper in 1885. Third in a succession of theatres which he operated on the Comstock, Piper's Opera House, with its original scenery, raked stage, and elegant proscenium boxes, is a remarkable survivor of a colorful era in American theatrical history. Many popular nineteenth century touring stars and concert artists appeared here.

Piper's Opera House is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contributes to the Virginia City National Historic Landmark.

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