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An architectural rendering of the Peoples Opera House in Bountiful. - , Utah
An architectural rendering of the Peoples Opera House in Bountiful.
Courtesy of Tom Tolman
Trees grow in front of the former People's Opera House building. - , Utah
The People's Opera House building still stands today, but has been greatly remodeled.  The ground level features three shops and the second floor has several windows.
Grant Smith
26 May 2006
Advertisement for the People's Opera House in 1912. - , Utah
An advertisement for the People's Opera House in 1902, featuring Ben Hendricks, Ole Olson, and the Swedish Ladies' Quartette.
Davis County Clipper, Page 4, 7 February 1902
A photo in which the People's Opera House appears in the top right corner. - , Utah
A photo of a baby in a buggy, taken across the street from the People's Opera House in the summer of 1915.  The north corner of the two-story building appears in the top right corner of the photo.

Courtesy of Tom Tolman, Summer 1915
B. A. H. S. Bountiful Area Historical plac for the People's Opera House. - , Utah
Lakewoods Home Furnishings donated this Bountiful Area Historical Site plac, which was placed on the front of the former People's Opera House building.

"THE PEOPLE'S OPERA HOUSE AND MERCANTILE COMPANY OF BOUNTIFUL

"This building once housed the largest business in Davis County. It opened in 1869 with a general dry goods store and a post office on the ground floor. An elegant stairway led from the street directly upstairs to a large high-ceilinged room with hardwood dance floor and a stage. This was the setting for community events such as plays, operas, concerts and balls. In 1913 the business became THE DAVIS COUNTY FURNITURE COMPANY. Its operation spread to the second floor and made it necessary to create a third floor from the high-ceilinged room. UNION FURNITURE COMPANY was a result of a merger with THE HOLBROOK AND SMEDLEY FURNITURE COMPANY in 1923. The facility also served the community as a casket supply and eventually made a hearse available. This was the nucleus for the later UNION MORTUARY."
 
Grant Smith
26 May 2006
Advertisement in the Davis County Clipper announced that the Bountiful Opera House is Closed. - , Utah
A 1923 advertisement in the Davis County Clipper announced that the Bountiful Opera House was closed and that all shows were discontinued until construction of the new theater was completed.
Davis County Clipper, Page 1, 26 January 1923