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Roseville in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

McRae Building

Built 1908

 
 
McRae Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2010
1. McRae Building Marker
Inscription. The “McRae Opera House” on the upper floor was Roseville’s main social hall through the 1920’s – being used for meetings, plays and dances. It was here that town meetings which led to Roseville’s incorporation were held. For a time the hall became “Lyric” Movie House. During the 1930’s the hall was used as a roller rink and for boxing matches. Later, the upper floor housed the offices of the Press Tribune.

Throughout its history, the street level has housed the McRae Insurance Offices, The “Piggley Wiggley” grocery store, the offices of the “Roseville Register” – Roseville’s first newspaper – and the Post Office (1914 – 1924.)

Special recognition to
Richard and Donald Ryan
for renovation in 1989

 
Location. 38° 45.12′ N, 121° 17.123′ W. Marker is in Roseville, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 Main Street, Roseville CA 95678, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Onyx Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago West Building
McRae Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2010
2. McRae Building Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Italy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Roseville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roseville’s First City Hall (about 400 feet away); Roseville Carnegie Library (about 600 feet away); Lest We Forget (about 700 feet away); Eagles Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Roseville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
McRae Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2010
3. McRae Building
The Onyx Club (See Nearby Marker) and McRae Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2010
4. The Onyx Club (See Nearby Marker) and McRae Building
McRae Building image. Click for full size.
December 8, 2015
5. McRae Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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