San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
January 18, 1869
The California Theatre
Built by William C. Ralston
Opened with the following stock company
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 86.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 2003.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 Bush Street, San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pacific States Building (a few steps from this marker); SFFD Engine Co. No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kong Chow Association and Temple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home Telephone Company (about 300 feet away); "Comfort Women" Column of Strength (about 400 feet away); Chinese-American War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Dr. Sun Yat Sen (about 500 feet away); William Ingraham Kip (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
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