March 14, 2010 in City

Bovill Opera House on national register

Associated Press

BOVILL, Idaho – The Bovill Opera House in Latah County has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The nearly 100-year-old building in the tiny town of Bovill housed vaudeville, plays, dances, silent and talking films, and other events into the 1950s.

The building’s exterior is weathered horizontal wood clapboard, while much of the inside is covered with dust and fallen plaster.

Karen Owsley of the Latah County Historic Preservation Commission said a national register listing makes the opera house eligible for grant money that could be used for restoration.

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