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"Opera House"


category : Historic Buildings
The old "Opera House" building was built in 1881. The second level of the building was used as a theater for commercial plays until about 1912-1915. Although it is badly in need of repair, it currently houses a thrift store.


Address: Morgan Avenue, Downtown

Come visit us in Downs, Kansas

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Sod and Stubble Country Self-Guided Auto Tour

Three miles northwest of the city of Downs is located the site of the 1871 homestead of immigrant Henry Ise. In 1873, Henry married seventeen-year old Rosa Haag of Holton, Kansas and brought her west to live. Twelve children (five girls and seven boys) were born on this homestead in the 27

Downs, KS Pioneer Life

Downs Golf Course

The Downs Golf Course is open to the public and located only four miles north of the city. It is a challenging, well kept, nine-hole sand green course.

Downs, KS Golf Courses

Lipton Hotel

The Lipton Hotel was built in 1880 and is still standing. It once sheltered dignitaries and politicians. Today it houses one of the areas finest gift stores on the street level and some of the old rooms upstairs have been converted into modern apartments.

Downs, KS Historic Buildings

The Railroad Gazebo

The Railroad Gazebo, located in the railroad park, is a replica of the original gazebo and continues to serve as a focal point for community events, just as it did in the late 1800s.

Downs, KS Pioneer Life


Things to do Historic Buildings near Downs, KS

"Opera House"

The old "Opera House" building was built in 1881. The second level of the building was used as a theater for commercial plays...