History: Greenwood, Wis., Opera House

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Surnames: Begley, Hiles, Austin


----Source: Greenwood Gleaner, Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin


The Greenwood Opera House

Greenwood, Eaton Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin   



The Greenwood Opera House

(Courtesy of the Greenwood Public Library)


The first Opera House in Greenwood was Begley's which later became known as the North Side hall. This was a large frame building with stage, excellent scenery, dressing rooms and a good dancing floor on the property which was later owned by Dr. W. T. Austin. Later, that building was used occasionally for basketball games or dances. The Greenwood Opera House was first a livery stable and was removed to a new location, not far from the first site.  After the "Modern Woodmen" bought it, they had it moved to where the Pines Service station later stood. They made it larger, put in a new floor and stage and used it for all community gatherings. Eventually, O. A. Hiles owned it and showed moving pictures in it. In its final years, it was still used for dances and other community affairs.




Graduations: 1927

Weddings: Stiefvater, Hildegarde (1925)

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