The Cottrill Opera House in Thomas, West Virginia opened in 1902 and closed in the 1970s. It is being restored today after years of neglect.
The Cottrill Opera House in Thomas, West Virginia, designed in 1902 by Holmboe and Lafferty. In 1940, the top of the facade damaged and stuccoed afterwards.
Hiram Cottrill, a proprietor, came to Thomas in 1887 and was a mine superintendent at the Davis Coal & Coke Company before launching a career as an impresario. The theater closed in the 1970s and is being restored after years of neglect.