Where in the Valley - Newport Opera House

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Here is the answer for Where in the Valley...? for September 3 to September 19, 2002

Newport Opera House

Well, this was a first. Out of 30 guesses, only one was correct. A little over a third of the guessers were convinced that this tower was in Claremont. Guess an architectural historian could tell us if the two were designed by the same person...

Anyway, congratulations to Rebeckah Lamb, who was the only person who correctly identified the location. This is actually the second Newport Opera House - the first, built in 1872, was destroyed by fire in 1885. They wasted no time in rebuilding, and the new (current) one was built in 1888. It was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1980.

Thanks for guessing!

Newport Opera House
Photographs: Ron Boehm