Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
California’s oldest existing theater building. The Nevada opened September 9, 1865. Celebrities such as Mark Twain, Jack London and Emma Nevada have appeared on its stage. Closed in 1957. The theater was later purchased through public donations and reopened May 17, 1968, to again serve the cultural needs of the community.
Erected 1974 by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Historical Landmarks and Liberal Arts Commissions of Nevada County. (Marker Number 863.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 17, 1861.
Location. 39° 15.773′ N, 121° 1.209′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street near Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Broad Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Engine Co. No. 2 (within shouting distance of this 400 Broad Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada City Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); English and New Salmon Mine Stamp Mill (about 300 feet away); Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop (about 300 feet away); Ten Stamp Mill (about 300 feet away); Nevada County Traction Company (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
More about this marker. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 863).
Also see . . . The Nevada Theater. Theater website homepage (Submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4. submitted on April 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.