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DUNCAN-WALLER OPERA HOUSE
Wallace Hume, an architect from Chicago, refurbished the interior. The ground floor was occupied by stores and the box office. Beginning at the grand entrance, visitors walked up stairs to the 85'x54' auditorium containing 920 chairs upholstered in maroon velvet with iron backs ornamented in bronze. The parquette circle was divided from the parquette by velvet-trimmed railings supported by posts. This area contained five hundred folding chairs. The two box seats, capable of comfortably seating six people each, were trimmed in gold and white with crimson draperies and lace curtains. The 32'x 35' stage was supplied with three rows of top-lights with reflectors and a row of foot-lights inset into the part of the stage in front of the curtain. (2)
Under the stage were nine dressing-rooms. The theater was also equipped with scenery for sixteen settings. The interior was lighted by fifty gas jets and an equal number under a calcium reflector in the dome. (3)MAIN STREET OPERA HOUSE.
1. "Theater At Fourth and Main: A Rich and Vivid Tradition," Online: http://fiveflagscenter.com/AboutUs/History.aspx
2. Oldt, Franklin T. History of Dubuque County, Iowa Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880, p. 668
3. "Theater at Fourth and Main..."