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Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

McClellan Opera House

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
1. McClellan Opera House Marker
Inscription.  In 1868 Erskine McClellan erected on this site a place of public gathering, McClellan Hall, which he later enlarged, calling it the McClellan Opera House. During the years 1869-1892, The great and the near-great of the theatrical worlds performed here. Georgetown was a two-night stand on both the silver and gold circuits which played the Colorado mining camps.
 
Erected 1962 by State Historical Society of Colorado, Barbara and Benjamin Draper, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Colorado, and the McClellan Players.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 39° 42.359′ N, 105° 41.764′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is at the intersection of Sixth Street and Taos Street, on the right when traveling east on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Sixth Street, Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel de Paris, 1875-90 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hotel de Paris
McClellan Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
2. McClellan Opera House Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Cushman Block II, 1872/1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 (within shouting distance of this marker); Star Hook and Ladder Building 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushman Block I, 1872 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
McClellan Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
3. McClellan Opera House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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