Tuscan Opera House Stage, Right Backboard, Dixfield, ca. 1955

Contributed by Dixfield Historical Society

Tuscan Opera House Stage, Right Backboard, Dixfield, ca. 1955
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Description

This is a photograph of a roughly framed portion of the right backwall graffiti on the stage at Dixfield's Tuscan Opera House. Most evident are the remnants of the senior class plays of the 1950s and 60s. The Opera House was used for numerous community events and productions from 1871-1970 and especially by the schools as Dixfield had no auditorium space before the 1970s.

The Odd Fellows ( I.O.O.F.) constructed the building in 1891, and it was used by the community until it was sold for commercial purposes in 1970s. In 2013, the building is still standing but unused.

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About This Item

  • Title: Tuscan Opera House Stage, Right Backboard, Dixfield, ca. 1955
  • Creation Date: circa 1955
  • Subject Date: circa 1955
  • Town: Dixfield
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: painted wood
  • Dimensions: 60 cm x 40 cm
  • Local Code: 2013-61
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Dixfield Historical Society
59 Main Street, PO Box 182, Dixfield, ME 04224
(207) 562-7595

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