John Lane Buell's opera house, located in Quinnesec, Michigan

Buell’s Opera House, Corner of Quinnesec Avenue and Paint Street, Quinnesec, Breitung Township, Menominee County (later Dickinson County), Michigan, ca. 1880: John Lane Buell’s opera house in Quinnesec, considered one of the finest in the Upper Peninsula, was located on the northeast corner of Quinnesec Avenue and Paint Street (now U.S. 2). The opera house opened to the public Tuesday, December 30, 1879, and served as the social and cultural center of the village for many years. The second story contained a large dance floor and auditorium with a stage. In this photograph, probably taken in the summer of 1880, a sign in the left store front window notes the Menominee Mining Company general offices were located within. In the window to the left of the right store front is the sign for Joseph Schaller, druggist, while the sign for Charles E. Steller’s jewelry shop appears in the right window of this same store front. Under the awning on the side is a restaurant, and next-door is the office of The Menominee Range, the county’s first newspaper. This photograph dates no later than the spring of 1881 when the newspaper was moved to Norway. The opera house burned August 23, 1925. [Alice (Massie) Riekkola], Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3
Abstract/Description: Buell’s Opera House, Corner of Quinnesec Avenue and Paint Street, Quinnesec, Breitung Township, Menominee County (later Dickinson County), Michigan, ca. 1880: John Lane Buell’s opera house in Quinnesec, considered one of the finest in the Upper Peninsula, was located on the northeast corner of Quinnesec Avenue and Paint Street (now U.S. 2). The opera house opened to the public Tuesday, December 30, 1879, and served as the social and cultural center of the village for many years. The second story contained a large dance floor and auditorium with a stage. In this photograph, probably taken in the summer of 1880, a sign in the left store front window notes the Menominee Mining Company general offices were located within. In the window to the left of the right store front is the sign for Joseph Schaller, druggist, while the sign for Charles E. Steller’s jewelry shop appears in the right window of this same store front. Under the awning on the side is a restaurant, and next-door is the office of The Menominee Range, the county’s first newspaper. This photograph dates no later than the spring of 1881 when the newspaper was moved to Norway. The opera house burned August 23, 1925. [Alice (Massie) Riekkola]
Subject(s): Central business districts
Cities and towns
Theaters
Quinnesec (Mich.)
Date Created: 1900