Bovill Opera House

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Bovill Opera House
Photograph of the Bovill Opera House, a three-story, wooden building with a false front
The building's exterior in 2015
Bovill Opera House is located in Idaho
Bovill Opera House
Location 412 2nd Avenue
Bovill, Idaho
Coordinates 46°51′34.15″N 116°23′41.76″W / 46.8594861°N 116.3949333°W / 46.8594861; -116.3949333Coordinates: 46°51′34.15″N 116°23′41.76″W / 46.8594861°N 116.3949333°W / 46.8594861; -116.3949333
Area less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)[2]
MPS Motion Picture Theater Buildings in Idaho MPS
NRHP Reference # 09001280[1]
Added to NRHP January 27, 2010[1]

The Bovill Opera House in Bovill, Latah County, Idaho is an opera house believed to have been built in the first decade of the 20th century. It is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

According to the National Park Service:

Believed to have been built in the first decade of the 20th century, the Bovill Opera House served for five decades as the entertainment and social center for the town of Bovill and its surrounding communities. Although used primarily as a “moving picture hall,” the Bovill Opera House hosted dances, performances, as well as public hearings and gatherings. In the 1930s the upstairs was transformed into a miniature golf course and later used as a roller skating-rink. While there is a metal sign reading “Bovill Historical Museum” it was apparently never used as a museum on a consistent basis.[3]

The building was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on January 27, 2010.[1] The listing was announced as the featured listing in the National Park Service's weekly list of February 5, 2010.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places". Weekly Listings. National Park Service. February 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  2. ^ a b Suzanne Julin (December 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Bovill Opera House" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2010-03-05.  (26 pages, including 6 photos from 2009)
  3. ^ "Weekly Highlight 02/05/2010 Bovill Opera House, Latah County, Idaho".