West Plains (MO) Opera House

100 West Main Street
West Plains, MO 65775
Built 1886

There doesn't seem to be much on the web about this old facility. It was divided into a restaurant and event facility when I visited in 2013. Like many such named facilities, it may not have ever actually hosted any "opera." A local group performing opera scenes there in 2012 speculated that they were the first actual opera production.

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