Armory and Walker Opera House End Notes

Armory

The Champaign Armory Company

1 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Friday 16 November 1883. Page 1.  A New Enterprise.

2 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Wednesday 21 November 1883. Page 1.  A Worthy Project.

3 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Thursday 27 March 1884. Page 1. Armory Hall.

4 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Saturday 3 May 1884. Page 4.  The Armory Project.

5 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Saturday 3 May 1884. Page 4.  The Armory Project.

6 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Saturday 3 May 1884. Page 4.  The Armory Project.

7 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Monday 12 May 1884. Page 1. Local Brevities.

8 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Monday 12 May 1884. Page 1. Local Brevities.

9 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Monday 26 May 1884. Page 1. Armory Affairs.

10 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Monday 26 May 1884. Page 1. Armory Affairs.

9 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Monday 26 May 1884. Page 1. Armory Affairs.

10 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Monday 26 May 1884. Page 1. Armory Affairs.

Construction

11 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Monday 23 June 1884. Page 1. LOCAL BREVITIES.

12 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Wednesday 17 September 1884. Page 1. Laying of the Armory Corner Stone.

13 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Wednesday 5 November 1884.  Page 1.  LOCAL BREVITIES.

14 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Thursday 12 February 1885. Page 1.   LOCAL BREVITIES.

The New Hall Opens

1 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Saturday 16 May 1885. Page 1.  Opening of Armory Hall.

2 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Saturday 16 May 1885. Page 1.  Opening of Armory Hall.

3 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Monday 18 May 1885.  Page 1.  The May Festival.

4 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Tuesday 19 May 1885. Page 1. The Walls Still Standing.

5 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Tuesday 19 May 1885. Page 1. The Walls Still Standing.

6 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Tuesday 19 May 1885. Page 1. The Walls Still Standing.

7 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Tuesday 19 May 1885. Page 1. The Walls Still Standing.

8 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Tuesday 19 May 1885. Page 1. The Walls Still Standing.

9 Champaign Daily Gazette.  Saturday 16 May 1885. Page 1.  Opening of Armory Hall.

10 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Tuesday 19 May 1885. Page 1. The Walls Still Standing.

11 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Friday 22 May 1885.  Page 1.  The Opening Night.

Children’s May Festival

1 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Friday 22 May 1885.  Page 1.  The Opening Night.

2 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Saturday 23 May 1885.  Page 1.  The Festival of Song.

3 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Friday 22 May 1885.  Page 1.  The Opening Night.

4 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Monday 18 May 1885.  Page 1.  The May Festival.

5 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Thursday 21 May 1885. Page 1. The Children's May Festival.

Scenery

1 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Saturday 11 July 1885. Page 1. Getting Ready.

2 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Tuesday 14 July 1885. Page 1. New Scenery.

3 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Tuesday 14 July 1885. Page 1. New Scenery.

The Theatrical Events

The First Theatrical Performance

1 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Wednesday 8 July 1885. Page 1. Coming.

2 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Tuesday 14 July 1885. Page 1. New Scenery.

3 The Champaign Daily Gazette. Saturday 18 July 1885.  Page 1.  Tonight’s Theater.

Memorial Service

4 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Saturday 23 May 1885.  Page 1.  Memorial Services.

New Owners-New Name

5 The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Monday 22 July 1889. Page 1.  The Walker Opera House.

Sidebar – An Immense Establishment

The Champaign Daily Gazette.  Wednesday 5 August, 1885. Page 1.  An Immense Establishment.

Walker Opera House