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1016 5TH AVE

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1016 5TH AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Antigo Opera House
Other Name:Antigo Opera House
Contributing:
Reference Number:84003699
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):1016 5TH AVE
County:Langlade
City:Antigo
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1904
Additions:
Survey Date:1976
Historic Use:opera house/concert hall
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:J.H. JEFFERS
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: ANTIGO OPERA HOUSE
National Register Listing Date:1/12/1984 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

HIGH FOUNDATION OF CUT STONE FRONT AND FIELDSTONE SIDES. DOOR W/ROMAN WINDOW TRANSOM & LARGE ROUND ARCH ENTRANCE SURROUND. MONUMENTAL IONIC PILASTERS SUPPORT MOULDED AND DENTILLED CORNICE. LARGE ROUND ARCH TRANSOMED 2 STORY WINDOW W/KEYSTONED LINTEL.

John Hanaus organized the investors for this venue and was the manager as well. According to "Antigo's Landmarks," it served as an armory duirng World War I. The opera house had seating for 1,10 and the seats could be removed to create a dance floor with the orchestra on stage. A bowling alley and billiard parlor were in the basement at one time.
Bibliographic References:ANTIGO DAILY JOURNAL 4/27/1996. Hermolin, Joe. “Antigo’s Landmarks”, Langlade County Historical Society. Undated.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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