National and State Register

Jaffa Opera House / Hausman Drug

Las Animas County

The two-story brick and sandstone Italianate style building, with its elaborate bracketed cornice, was one of the first buildings in the area to make use of the high quality sandstone from nearby quarries.  

A black and white photo of the building with tall vertical windows and arcade below.

Jaffa Opera House / Hausman Drug (2001 photograph.)

Constructed in 1883, the building was the cultural heart of the city for the next twenty years.  The top stage, opera, and vaudeville troupes touring throughout the western part of the country performed here.