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Name Opera House
Details Golden Opera House Company was incorporated on February 13, 1879 and raised monies to build an opera house. The building was completed in October 1879. Made of brick and stone, The two-storied building housed businesses on the first floor and a 500-person theater with stage and dressing rooms on the second. The building was both lighted and heated.

Associated Records

Image of 2011.020.080 - Scrapbook

2011.020.080 - Scrapbook

Object list can be found in the front of the three-ring binder. 1) -"Home continues to make history" by Lorraine Wagenbach; The Colorado Transcript September 27, 1983 2) -"Action Center puts people back on feet" by Lorraine Wagenbach; The Colorado Transcript April 16, 1981 3) -"Talking back to clich├ęd vocabulary" by Lorraine Wagenbach; Rocky Mountain News January 17, 1983 -"On Words and Numbers" by Lorraine Wagenbach, 2 pages -Correspondence to Speak Out Editor from Lorraine Wagenbach, July 6, 1982 -Correspondence from Bill Hosokawa of The Denver Post to Lorraine Wagenbach, May 14, 1982 -Correspondence from Lorraine Wagenbach to William Hornby editor of The Denver Post May 7, 1982 4)

Image of The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies.  

The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. 

Businesses and people mentioned. 
-The Globe Real Estate Agency; The Fair; Golden Water Works; The White Ash Coal Mining Company; Bella Vista; Edward F. Rundlett books, stationary, and furniture business; George H. Kimball; Jefferson County Courthouse; county officials; South Golden High School; Colorado State Industrial School; Rock Flour Mills; Nankivell & Jones; D. E. Harrison; J.H Brown; Dr. James Kelly; Columbian Green House; Hammond & Broad; The Crawford House; General George West; H.T. Quick; G.G. Townsend; L.J. Fox; John Treffeisen; E.T. Evans; Judge McD. Parshall; Caleb E. Parfet; Anselm Dold; A.S. Harris; The Golden Globe; I.T. Feltch; Episcopal Church; Vogel & Niedermeyer; Honorable W.G. Smith; S.E. Parshall; Charles Sauter; C. H. Case; Phil Klatt; A. Eslick; The Eagle Brewing Company; Henry Koch; George C. Cooper; Fritz Kohler; Mrs. R. McLaughlin; Honorable Joseph Mann; The Savery House; Mrs. M. Slingerland; Golden Paper Mills; Honorable John A. Hoagland; Mayor N. Koenig; Lake & Dennis' Livery; Elizabeth Murphy; M. Wyman; Honorable Charles W. Dake; Pine Grove resort; Honorable Ruben C. Wells; W.E. Matthews; James Nankivell; S.A. Cunningham; Hotel La Veta; Mrs. M.E. Harris; Allen Lewis; B.P. Quaintance; Elwood Easley; Charles H. Wade; Jefferson County Bank; The Burgess House; Mrs. T.W. Burgess; Golden Electric Light Plants; M.T. Morrill; Theo Merkle; J.R. Derr;  W.W. Gayton; Coors Brewery; Adolph Coors; Rees Easley; The Transcript; Sheriff S. S. Poe; Joseph Zilligen; City Meat Market; Wasson & Sorensen; Henry F. Wulff; L. H. McGill; Peter Christensen; M.M. Nay; Union Pacific Railroad; D.R. Burrows; Louis A. Reno; W.M. Graves; Albert H. Barth; Arvada Tannery; Dr. E.P. Greene; Justice R.C. Greene; J.A. Ferris; J.A. Newcomb; Senator Hiram R. Brown; State School of Mines; Percy Williams; Henry Wagner; Hibbard's New York Store; C.A. Hibbard; Golden Opera House; M.G. Rockwell; James A. Lewis; C.P Hoyt; Jonas E. Wannemaker; Sprucedale Resort; H.H. Stewart; Andrew Amos; Frand D. Hines; Honorable D.P. Wilmot; Julius C. Dedisse; The Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company; Robert A. Strain; Frank D. Hatch; Eagle Brewing Company; Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railway; J. H. Brown's Store; A.C. Shock; George W. Parfet; Dr. W.E. Stone; McCartney's Store; Wade, Golden's clothier; Nollison & Crisman

The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies. The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. Businesses and people mentioned. -The Globe Real Estate Agency; The Fair; Golden Water Works; The White Ash Coal Mining Company; Bella Vista; Edward F. Rundlett books, stationary, and furniture business; George H. Kimball; Jefferson County Courthouse; county officials; South Golden High School; Colorado State Industrial School; Rock Flour Mills; Nankivell & Jones; D. E. Harrison; J.H Brown; Dr. James Kelly; Columbian Green House; Hammond & Broad; The Crawford House; General George West; H.T. Quick; G.G. Townsend; L.J. Fox; John Treffeisen; E.T. Evans; Judge McD. Parshall; Caleb E. Parfet; Anselm Dold; A.S. Harris; The Golden Globe; I.T. Feltch; Episcopal Church; Vogel & Niedermeyer; Honorable W.G. Smith; S.E. Parshall; Charles Sauter; C. H. Case; Phil Klatt; A. Eslick; The Eagle Brewing Company; Henry Koch; George C. Cooper; Fritz Kohler; Mrs. R. McLaughlin; Honorable Joseph Mann; The Savery House; Mrs. M. Slingerland; Golden Paper Mills; Honorable John A. Hoagland; Mayor N. Koenig; Lake & Dennis' Livery; Elizabeth Murphy; M. Wyman; Honorable Charles W. Dake; Pine Grove resort; Honorable Ruben C. Wells; W.E. Matthews; James Nankivell; S.A. Cunningham; Hotel La Veta; Mrs. M.E. Harris; Allen Lewis; B.P. Quaintance; Elwood Easley; Charles H. Wade; Jefferson County Bank; The Burgess House; Mrs. T.W. Burgess; Golden Electric Light Plants; M.T. Morrill; Theo Merkle; J.R. Derr; W.W. Gayton; Coors Brewery; Adolph Coors; Rees Easley; The Transcript; Sheriff S. S. Poe; Joseph Zilligen; City Meat Market; Wasson & Sorensen; Henry F. Wulff; L. H. McGill; Peter Christensen; M.M. Nay; Union Pacific Railroad; D.R. Burrows; Louis A. Reno; W.M. Graves; Albert H. Barth; Arvada Tannery; Dr. E.P. Greene; Justice R.C. Greene; J.A. Ferris; J.A. Newcomb; Senator Hiram R. Brown; State School of Mines; Percy Williams; Henry Wagner; Hibbard's New York Store; C.A. Hibbard; Golden Opera House; M.G. Rockwell; James A. Lewis; C.P Hoyt; Jonas E. Wannemaker; Sprucedale Resort; H.H. Stewart; Andrew Amos; Frand D. Hines; Honorable D.P. Wilmot; Julius C. Dedisse; The Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company; Robert A. Strain; Frank D. Hatch; Eagle Brewing Company; Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railway; J. H. Brown's Store; A.C. Shock; George W. Parfet; Dr. W.E. Stone; McCartney's Store; Wade, Golden's clothier; Nollison & Crisman

The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies. The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. Businesses and peopl

Image of 2008.010.086 - Print, Photographic

2008.010.086 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Sheriff John Nicholls, Sr. He was a McKinley Republican who was born in Wales. He came to America in 1866 and settled for a short time in Pennsylvania. On April 6, 1873 he arrived in Golden, Colorado. At the age of 31 he began work as a miner near Golden and in 1878 was appointed Golden City Marshall. in 1880 was appointed Deputy Sheriff of Jefferson County by Sheriff Jonas Morris Johnson, Jr., and was also elected Mayor of Golden. In 1882 he was elected Jefferson County Commissioner and served one term before getting elected Sheriff in 1884. He served two terms as Sheriff until 1888 when he accepted a position as President of the Jefferson County Bank in Golden.

Image of 2011.020.011 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.011 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Harrison Building located on Washington Avenue with a drug store located on the first floor of the building. The Opera House is located on the left side of the building. Several people are seen standing on the sidewalk in front of the Harrison building. Washington Avenue as a dirt road is located in the foreground.

Image of 2011.020.013 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.013 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Quaintance shack located at the southwest corner of Washington Avenue and 13th Street. This is where people would rent burros to ride to the top of Castle Rock. The Golden Depot is located across 13th Street from the shack. Central Station with the bell tower are visible in the background on 12th Street. The Opera House is seen along Washington Avenue.

Image of 2011.020.048 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.048 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of a car in an Armistice Day Parade in Golden, Colorado of an unknown year. Several people are sitting inside the car with a child holding an American flag in the front seat. The Everett Block and the Golden Opera House are seen in the background along Washington Avenue.

Image of 2011.020.050 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.050 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of people standing along Washington Avenue for an Armistice Day Parade for an unknown year. Foss Drug Store is on the left with the Golden Opera House in the Everett Block on the right side of the photograph.

Image of 2011.020.058 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.058 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of an Armistice Day Parade in Golden, Colorado in an unknown year with several men in uniform marching along Washington Avenue. The Loveland Building, the Opera House, Harrison block, the Everett building are seen in the background along Washington Avenue.

Image of 2011.020.059 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.059 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of an Armistice Day Parade in Golden, Colorado in an unknown year showing the participants in the parade moving along Washington Avenue toward the West. The parade is moving along the right side of the trolley tracks which are in the middle of the dirt road. The Linder Block and Avenue Hotel are on the right side of the photograph with the Opera House and Foss Drug Store on the left.

Image of 2011.099.388 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.388 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Golden Opera House circa 1880 along Washington Avenue. The Everett Block Building is located on the right side of the photograph. Horse drawn wagons and horses are in front of the buildings.

Image of 2011.099.522 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.522 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the cast for "The Oratroio of Esther the Beautiful" preformed at the Golden Opera House September 27-29, 1887. The costumed cast is either sitting or standing on the stage in front of a set in the play. Edges of the photograph are faded in toward the cast.

Image of 2011.099.544 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.544 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of a parade on Washington Avenue on it's way to the Festival of Mountain and Plain. A wagon with two horses hitched to the front leads which has a sign "Rock Flour Mills, Golden" on the side. Another two horse wagon is directly behind this wagon with the sign "Table Mountain Gardens". A third wagon is parked at an angle to these wagons and the sign is hard to read. The wagons are located in front of the Opera House and the Broad Block.

Image of 2011.099.545 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.545 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Washington Avenue looking west showing the Opera House, Harrison block, the Everett building, and the Loveland building. A crowd of people are standing in the street and on the sidewalk waiting for the parade. The people are standing around several cars that are parked in the street.

Image of 2011.099.677 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.677 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Washington Avenue looking Northwest. All businesses are labeled in small handwriting with lines drawn down to the businesses. The street is not paved and there are trolley tracks in the middle of the street. There are four people standing in the middle of the street. Written in the top left corner: 1911. Washington Avenue, Golden, Colo.

Image of 2012.062.002 - Transparency, Slide

2012.062.002 - Transparency, Slide

Black and white slide looking northwest up Washington Avenue in Golden, CO. Foss Drug and the Opera House Block are in the center of the frame. U.S. flags are hanging over the avenue and draped from their buildings.

Image of 2013.056.056 - Print, Photographic

2013.056.056 - Print, Photographic

Black and white digital photograph of Golden viewed toward the Northwest with St. Joseph's Catholic Church in the foreground. Clear Creek is flowing from the background next to the Colorado School of Mines Experimental Plant. Washington Avenue with various businesses seen along the street. The Golden Opera House on Washington Avenue has the word "Golden" written in the roof tiles.