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Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Theatre Building

Santa Cruz

 

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Old Theatre Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
1. Old Theatre Building Marker
Inscription.
A Brief History
In the mid-1800’s, the Pacific Garden Mall was simply known as “Pacific.” The corner now occupied by the Old Theatre Building contained a picturesque little pond shaded by a mammoth sycamore. Also under the tree was a huge cider press. Pioneers would pick apples in a nearby orchard and press a supply of cider before heading on.
Created by designers of the original Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, the New Santa Cruz Theatre opened its doors on February 12, 1920, with a rousing Mack Sennett comedy. Except for a major facelift in 1938, the New Santa Cruz Theatre continued showing films until the evening of December 22, 1955, when the raging San Lorenzo River left its banks and engulfed the lobby. In 1976, demolition began to rebuild the Old Theatre Building of today.
 
Location. 36° 58.415′ N, 122° 1.573′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Walnut Avenue near Pacific Avenue. Click for map. The building is located on the northwest corner of Walnut and Pacific Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hihn Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Old Theatre Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
2. Old Theatre Building Marker
line); Theatre Del Mar (about 500 feet away); Santa Cruz County Bank (about 600 feet away); Pacific Avenue Commercial Building (about 600 feet away); University Town Center (about 600 feet away); Tom Scribner (about 700 feet away); People's Bank (about 700 feet away); Santa Cruz County World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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