City of Leadville Purchases Tabor Opera House

November 15, 2016 by Jenny Buddenborg

Though the Tabor Opera House in Leadville, Colorado, is closed for the winter, our work at this National Treasure hasn’t slowed down a bit! As of November 11, the City of Leadville officially purchased the Tabor from its long-time steward Sharon Bland. Sharon’s mother, Evelyn Furman, bought the Tabor in 1955, saving it from demolition, and it has remained in the family for three generations.

This is a major step forward in the work of the National Trust and our partners to identify a sustainable use for the Tabor as both an entertainment venue and a valued community asset. Over the next few months, a market and use feasibility study for the opera house will be undertaken. Supported by a National Trust grant through the Hart Family Fund, these thoughtful and thorough planning documents will be used to guide a successful building rehabilitation and reactivation of the storied theater.

Stay on the lookout for opportunities to take part in this exciting process and more information about summer 2017 activities! To learn more about our work, please visit the websites of the National Trust and the City of Leadville.

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