Theaters from the past

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Opened December 25, 1867. The Burtis Opera House is a fine structure with a seating capacity of 1600.
Sopranos...Symphony...Salty....Burtis had it all
Truly, Davenport was built on the arts. Before there were paved
streets and running water to homes in the city, there were opera
houses with 40 foot domed ceilings where Chicago operatic troupes
traveled on horseback to perform. The most famous of these was the
Burtis Opera House.

The Burtis Opera House, located at 415 Perry, now houses Tri-City Electric.

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Taken: August 02, 2004
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