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Description of Opera House’s in Little Cities 1903-04

Posted by JRW on June 8, 2011

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excerpted from the

The Julius Cahn-Gus Hill theatrical guide and moving picture directory, Volume 8, 1904

CORNING—Pop., 3.000. Monahan’s Opera House. John Monahan, prop, and mgr. S. c, 600. Ilium., elec. and gas. Width prose, opening, 28 ft. Height, 20 fc. Dist. footlights to back wall, 22 ft. Dist. bet. side walls, 60 ft. Curtain line to footlights, 2 ft. Height to grooves, 16 ft. Depth under stage, 4 ft. 1 trap. Grooves may be taken up flush with fly gallery. Theatre second f\odf. Dates read, Monahan’s Opera House.

Hotels—Opera Hotel, Mecor House.

Railroads—T. & O. Cent., C. E. Smith, agt. K. & M., C. E. Smith, agt. Z. & W., C. Shivlen. Transfer Co., A. F. Gormley. Express. U. S. and Wells-Fargo. Holcomb, doctor.

Publisher of programme — Corning “Breeze.”

MOXAHALA and vicinity—Pop., 1,000 to 1,500. J. A. Kiener, mgr. S. c, 500. Stage dimensions, 22 x 14 ft. Depth footlights to back wall, 14 ft. Dist. bet side walls, 22 ft. Theatre 2d floor. Printing required, 2 stands, I i-sheet

Hotels — Pyle House, 75c. to $1. Brewster House, 75c. to $1.

Railroad—T. & O. C. R. S. Doughty, agt. Transfer Co., Wm. Kocher.

NELSONVILLE—Pop., 6,000. With surrounding mining towns that have no theatres, 18,000. Stuart’s Opera House. W. J. Stuart, prop., mgr. and bus. mgr S. c, 1.200. Prices, 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c, $1. Ilium., elec. and gas. C. J. Coe, elec. Width prose, opening, 28 ft. Height to loft, 52 ft. Depth footlights to back wall, 40 ft. Dist. curtain line to footlights, 4 ft. Dist. bet. side walls, 65 ft. Dist. bet. fly girders, 45 ft. Stage to rigging loft, 52 ft. No grooves. Depth under stage, 5 ft. I trap, located back center. Theatre on second floor. Jno. W. Scott, leader of orches. 11 in orches. A. Rider, prop. man. Printing required, 6 stands, 25 3-sheets, 50 i-sheets, 50 J^-sheets, 175 lithos, 2,000 heralds. Dates read, Stuart’s Opera House, Nelsonville. Wm. Vanatta, bill-poster. W. J. Stuart, adv. agt.

Newspapers—”Register” and “News,” weekly, Thurs. Hotels—Dew House, $2 and $1.50.

Hotel Nelson, $r.50. Myers House. Hole! Primrose.

Railroad—C. H. V. & T., C. H. Sisson, agt.

NEW LEXINGTON —Pop., 3,00a Smith’s Theatre. T. J. Smith, manager. Seating capacity, 600. Ilium., gas and electricity. System, alternating. Wm. Hitchcock, elec. Width prose, opening, 20 ft. Height, 20 ft. Depth footlights to back wall, 21 ft. Dist. curtain line to footlights, 2 ft. Dist. bet. side walls, 46 ft. Dist. bet. fly girders, 40 ft. Height grooves from stage, 15 ft. Stage to rigging loft, 28 ft. 4 grooves. Depth under stage, 5 ft. 3 traps, located center, back, promp and O. P. Grooves can be taken up flu>;h with fly gallery. Theatre second floor. Printing required, 3 stands, 16 3sheets, 50 i-sheets, 50 ^-sheets. Wm. Hitchcock, bill-poster.

Newspapers—”Tribune,” weekly, Thurs. “Herald,” weekly, Wed. “Index,” weekly. Sat.

Hotels—Park, $2, $150. Central, $1. Valley, $r.

Railroads—C. & Musk. Valley. T. & O. Cent., W. S. Dean. Kanawha & Mich., W. S. Dean, agt. Transfer Co., Butts Transfer Co. Express, Adams and U. S. J. G. McDougall, physician. T. D. Binkley, attorney.

Publisher of programme—”Tribune.”

SHAWNEE—Pop., 4,500. K. of L. Opera House. Henry Kreitz, mgr. S. C, 600. Width proscenium opening, 22 ft. Height, 12 ft. Depth footlights to back wall, 18 ft. Dist. curtain line to footlights, 2 ft. Dist. bet. side walls, 40 ft. Height grooves from stage, 13I/2 ft. Stage to rigging loft, 16 ft. Theatre second floor. Printing required, 3 stands, 10 3shccts, 20 1- sheets, 20 j4-sheets. Wm. Sosmenberger, bill-poster.

Newspaper—”Advocate,” weekly.

Hotel—New American, $1.

Railroads—B. & O., R. E. Spear, agt. C. S. & H., Geo. Wharff, agt. Transfer Co., Jackson Davis. Drayman.

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