The Arcadia Hotel housed Loveland's first opera house 129 years ago at the southwest corner of Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street.  Now it is for sale.

From about 1870 until 1920, entertainment and civic events in most of the cities and towns of Colorado were centered in what were called "opera houses."  Approximately 150 "opera houses" were built in Colorado between 1860 and 1920.

The asking price for the Arcadia Hotel, which has 7,000 square feet on the main level and 6,370 square feet upstairs, is $575,000. Splurge Antiques and The Rip Club still occupy spaces on the main floor.

The A&B Building was built in 1884 by Frank Bartholf and E.S. Allen. It was put up for sale Wednesday. It's owner  died in 2012 and his children have decided to sell it.

Rest assured there is still plenty of opera in Northern Colorado. UNC has an opera program, as does CSU.

See full story in the Loveland Reporter Herald