Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Coalinga Opera House

Opened Nov. 22, 1907 – Burned July 29, 1910

 
 
Coalinga Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. Coalinga Opera House Marker
Inscription. During its short life, the Coalinga Opera House presented the top entertainers of the time. Coalinga was a boomtown with considerable wealth and the town’s people could afford the very best. Located directly across the street was the Grand Central Hotel. No doubt it housed many fine performers. Explosion of gasoline in the rear of the “Seaman Bros. Dyeing and Cleaning Establishment” caused a fire that burned a quarter of Coalinga’s busiest business section. Some seventeen business houses and offices were burned. Among those burned were the Opera House and the firehouse. According to the “Coalinga Oil Record” on July 30, 1910, the flames were fanned by a strong breeze and unretarded by an insufficient supply of water. Although the Opera house burned, the stage was saved, and for many years concerts and boxing matches continued in the open air as the “Operadome”.
 
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
 
Location. 36° 8.425′ N, 120° 21.567′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on East Elm Street (Route 33/198) west of North 4th Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 192 East Elm Street, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Coalinga Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. Coalinga Opera House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Earthquake of 1983 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bordagaray’s (about 300 feet away); Webb Building (about 400 feet away); Crescent Meat Co. (about 400 feet away); Amy Building (about 400 feet away); Fredrick Tibbits and Louis O’Neill (about 500 feet away); 5th Street, Coalinga 1912 (about 500 feet away); First National Bank of Coalinga (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Coalinga.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 2 times this year. 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.
Paid Advertisement