Grand Opera House

210 Third Avenue West,
Ashland, WI 54806

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chequamegon
chequamegon on March 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm

You’re right, the back part of the building that contained the stage has been demolished. The remaining front part of the building measures about 50 x 50 feet. In the upstairs of the building, the front part of the original stage still remains. But the back part of the stage isn’t there anymore. Only the main brick portion of the structure remains.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm

The 1905-1906 Cahn guide lists the Grand Opera House in Ashland, Wisconsin, as a second floor theater with 615 seats and a stage 40 feet wide and 30 feet deep. Given those dimensions, the current building as seen in street view and satellite view is not large enough to have accommodated this theater. My guess would be that the auditorium and stage were behind the surviving part of the building, which looks to be not much more than 40 feet square.