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First of a three-part history of the Mauch Chunk Opera House.
The original Opera House featured a Romanesque tower at the front of the building. A large town meeting room was on the main floor. Arches along the sides opened to the sounds of farmers selling locally-grown vegetables, and butchers offering beefsteaks at 25 cents per pound from their farmers' market stalls.