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Yakima in Yakima County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Opera House

Built 1890-1891

 
 
The Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2016
1. The Opera House Marker
Inscription.  The Old North Yakima Historic District was created and placed on the National Register on May 2, 1986, by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior.

The Opera House is a contributing member.

The Opera House was built by A. F. Switzer for live theater productions. In 1905 North Yakima Brewing and Malting Company produced beer for local consumption. Forced out of business in 1916 by prohibition, it was remodeled into Yakima Storage and Transfer Company. In 1982 the Opera House was again home to one of the nation’s first micro-breweries and the first Brew pub In the United States — Yakima Brewing and Malting — makers of Grant's Ales.

This plaque was provided by the North Front Street Improvement Association and its members, 2009.
 
Erected 2009 by North Front Street Improvement Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 46° 36.164′ N, 120° 30.468′ W. Marker is in

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Yakima, Washington, in Yakima County. Marker is on North Front Street south of Pendleton Way, on the right when traveling north. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, near the southeast corner of the building, facing North Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 North Front Street, Yakima WA 98901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Senator Apartments (Hotel Sydney) (within shouting distance of this marker); Burlington Northern Passenger Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Lund Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Burlington Northern Freight Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Regarding The Opera House. This historic Opera House building is currently occupied by a restaurant and a micro-brewery.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Old North Yakima Historic District
 
Also see . . .
1. Old North Yakima Historic District Photographs. This link presents 1985 photographs, and some additional information, for most contributing properties in the historic district. (Submitted on February 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. History of Yakima
Opera House (<i>west side view from North Front Street; marker visible on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2016
2. Opera House (west side view from North Front Street; marker visible on right)
. In 1887, developer A.J. Switzer built an opera house, which housed the city's first theater. The theater was on the second floor and had a level floor and small stage with only three seats. It was lit by kerosene lamps and heated by two stoves. Opening of better equipped theaters ended this theater. The Opera House is now home to a variety of small businesses. (Submitted on February 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
World War I Relief Drive at the Opera House (<i>street pole banner near the Opera House</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2016
3. World War I Relief Drive at the Opera House (street pole banner near the Opera House)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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