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Porter County Memorial Opera House

County racing against curtain call at Opera House

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency last week that allowed them to bypass the bidding process and hire a contractor for up to $225,000 to address water infiltration problems threatening the 119-year-old Memorial Opera House.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
Porter County Memorial Opera House

Porter County Memorial Opera House

The ceiling stencil work at the Porter County Memorial Opera House is based on the original ceiling design. It's not known if the chandeliers are original. The venue opened in 1893.

March 29, 2011 5:25 pm
Porter County Memorial Opera House

Porter County Memorial Opera House

The Porter County Memorial Opera House was built by Grand Army of the Republic as a memorial to Civil War soldiers.

March 29, 2011 5:25 pm
Porter County Memorial Opera House

Porter County Memorial Opera House

A piece of the original ceiling is on display at the Porter County Memorial Opera House.

March 29, 2011 5:25 pm
Porter County Memorial Opera House

Porter County Memorial Opera House

Workers prepare for an upcoming production recently at the Porter County Memorial Opera House.

March 29, 2011 5:25 pm
Porter County Memorial Opera House

Porter County Memorial Opera House

For some visitors Porter County Memorial Opera House for some is reminiscent of Ford's Theater because of its ornate boxes high above the stage.

March 29, 2011 5:25 pm
Porter County Memorial Opera House

Porter County Memorial Opera House

The Porter County Memorial Opera House was built by Grand Army of the Republic as a memorial to Civil War soldiers.

March 29, 2011 5:20 pm
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