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California Theatre

 
 
California Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
1. California Theatre Marker
Inscription.
On this site
January 18, 1869
The California Theatre
Built by William C. Ralston

Opened with the following stock company
John McCullough • Lawrence Barrett • Harry Edwards • Willie Edouin • E.B. Holmes • William Mestayer • John T. Raymond • W.F. Burroughs • W.H. Sedley Smith • John Wilson • Edward J. Buckley • Mrs. Judah Emelie Melville • Elizabeth Sanders • Annette Ince • Marie E. Gordon • Sophie Edwin • Minnie Walton • Julia Buckley

This theatre remained a brilliant center of drama until August 11, 1888 – Among artists who played here where Charles W. Couldock, Edwin Adams, John Broughan, Edwin Booth, Barton Hill, Walter Montgomery, Mrs. D.P. Bowers, Adelaide Neilson, Lotta Crabtree.
 
Erected 1932 by Commonwealth Club of California and the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. (Marker Number CHL 86.)
 
Location. 37° 47.447′ N, 122° 24.28′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Bush Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 Bush Street, San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
California Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
2. California Theatre Marker
of this marker. Pacific States Building (a few steps from this marker); SFFD Engine Co. No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Telephone Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinese-American War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Dr. Sun Yat Sen (about 500 feet away); Site of Old St. Mary’s (about 700 feet away); Shreve & Co. (about 800 feet away); Robert Louis Stevenson (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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