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California Theatre

 
 
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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 86.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.447′ N, 122° 24.28′ 
California Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
2. California Theatre Marker
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. 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); Home Telephone Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "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); Site of Old St. Mary’s (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 462 times since then. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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