Manito Opera House - Precinct Building
Manito, IL

Brief Description:
Manito Opera House - Precinct Building
In the village of Manito, Illinois
Latitude / Longitude
N 40° 25.442
W 089° 46.238
EcoCache ID:
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Submitting Group:
Midwest Cental High School - Teresa Heinhorst
Date Submitted
One of the historic sites of Manito, Il which was one of the main entertainment sources for the community.
Long Description
The Manito opera house was constructed in 1899. It was at the site of what is now the park on Washington Street. Wood was used to build the building inside and out. The ground floor of the building was used for local entertainment and plays. In 1962 it started falling apart at the end of that year Robert Bailey of Havana purchased the building for $350 and his crews began to tear down almost immediately. When they started tear it down they found that some other things took up residents there also, there was a swarm of bees and about 100 pounds of honey. After the Opera house was torn down in 1962 there was a precinct building where Manito residents voted until the new village hall was built.
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