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ARRINGTON OPERA HOUSE SOCIETY


Preserving Our Heritage

 


The Harrington Opera House first opened to the "largest attendance in the history of Harrington" on December 16, 1904.

The Harrington Opera House Society was founded on January 11, 1992 to preserve the old opera house and Bank Block Building.

The Opera House auditorium is part of the Bank Block, an imposing building sitting on the corner of Willis and South Third Streets. Designed and constructed out of locally made bricks by the Harrington firm of J.R. Burrill and Company, it was completed in December, 1904.


Bank Block Building on National Historic Register 
Photo by Ed Haugan


The Bank of Harrington was located on the main floor. L. V. Sisum, owner of the Harrington Planing Mill, provided the wood interior and furnishings of the bank. Also on the ground floor were J.W. Dow's shaving parlors, R. Benchly's cigar and confectionary store, and the Harrington Citizen. There was a bowling alley under the cigar store and on the second floor was the opera house and a lodging house separated by a wall from the auditorium.

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The Harrington Opera House Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Harrington Opera House for the purpose of providing and promoting cultural opportunities which will enhance community and economic development and which will also promote the cultural heritage of Harrington and the surrounding areas.

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PO Box 618, Harrington, WA 99134
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