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Copy of Bellingham Herald article on "Beck's Grand Opera House" from January 25, 1904.
The Opera House opened December 13, 1902. It had 2,200 seats; it cost $150,000 to build. Located at Dock (Cornwall) and Holly Streets, it was considered the best playhouse in the West. It was made of stone and pressed brick; 80 x 165 feet and 96 feet high. Later the Metropolitan Theatre was located there and the American Theater after that. Eventually Penney's Department store was in the space. Stamped on the article: "Photo by Galen A. Biery - Bellingham, Washington"
Biery, Galen (photographer)
Biery, Galen (collector)
1 black and white print
Galen Biery papers and photographs
Digital objects made available by the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.
Western Washington University
Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
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