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The historic Batcher Block Opera House and its contents, many that date to its o

Landmark Staples opera house to be sold

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A Staples landmark — with original furnishings still in place from its 1907 opening — is scheduled to be sold in an estate sale.

“I put everything I had — heart and soul — into it,” Colleen Donley said of the effort she and her twin brother put into restoring the Batcher Block Opera House. “My health is at a time when I can’t keep running that building.”

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