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Woodland in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Woodland Opera House

 
 
The Woodland Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 1, 2006
1. The Woodland Opera House Marker
Inscription. The first opera house to serve the Sacramento Valley was built on this site in 1885. The present structure, built in 1895-96, continues to represent an important center for theatrical arts of that period. Erected by David N. Hershey and incorporating the classic American playhouse interior, it served vast agricultural regions of the Sacramento Valley. Motion picture competition hastened its closing in 1913.
 
Erected 1973 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Yolo County Historical Society, April 28, 1973. (Marker Number 851.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.674′ N, 121° 46.323′ W. Marker is in Woodland, California, in Yolo County. Click for map. Marker is located on the front wall of the building, to the right of the entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 2nd Street, Woodland CA 95776, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main and Second Street 1920ís (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodland begins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodland's First Post Office
The Woodland Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 1, 2006
2. The Woodland Opera House
Marker is mounted to the right of the entrance - under the second window
(about 400 feet away); Yolo County War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Yolo County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Original railroad (about 600 feet away); Site of Byron Jacksonís First Machine Shop (about 600 feet away); Yolo County Savings Bank (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodland.
 
Regarding The Woodland Opera House. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.851), as well as a California State Historic Park
 
Also see . . .  Go California: The Woodland Opera House. (Submitted on September 24, 2008.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentLandmarksNotable Buildings
 
The Woodland Opera House - 1895 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 1, 2006
3. The Woodland Opera House - 1895
The Woodland Opera House Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 1, 2006
4. The Woodland Opera House Entrance
Rotary Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 5, 2014
5. Rotary Club Marker
Rotary Court
by
Rotary Club
of
Woodland
1990

"Service Above Self"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,572 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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