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1984 Homestake Opera House Fire

The Homestake Opera House was built in 1914 by Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Thomas Grier. The theater portion was ruined, and the rest of the building nearly destroyed, when it was consumed by a fire in 1984. Restorations of the building were started in 1995 and continue to this day.

Image of Homestake Opera House fire damage.
Image of Homestake Opera House fire damage.

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Images from the fire can also be found on the Homestake Opera House's Website.

Dates, times, and prices for tours and scheduling visits can be found on this page, along with contact information.

Information can be found on this site on how to conduct an oral history.

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"Tonight marks the anniversary of the 1984 Homestake Opera House fire." Homestake Opera House. Last modified April 2, 2018. Accessed on June 27, 2018. http://www.homestakeoperahouse.org/updates/anniversary-of-the-1984-homestake-opera-house-fire