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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse")

1601 Civic Dr.

 

1965

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker
Inscription. By the mid-1960s, community theater groups needed better performance space. The City re-purposed an obsolete walnut warehouse as the Civic Arts Theatre & Gallery - affectionately nicknamed "The Nuthouse." In 1990- and after extensive private fundraising - "The Nuthouse" was replaced with the Lesher Center for the Arts.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 196.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.079′ N, 122° 3.765′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Civic Drive near Locust Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1551 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hagstrom's Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Growers; Processing Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") (within shouting distance of this marker); Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot (within shouting distance of this
Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker (detail)
marker); St. Paul's Mission Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); El Rey Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Library (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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