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Eureka Theatre (1939)

 
 
Eureka Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
1. Eureka Theatre Marker
Inscription.  
Streamline Moderne Architecture

Built for George Mann; William B. David,
architect; striking neon blade sign,
curved-edge canopy, and Moderne interior

Eureka Historic Landmark

 
Erected by Eureka Concert and Film Center, Eureka Main Street and The Eureka Heritage Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 40° 48.051′ N, 124° 9.948′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of F Street and 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on F Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 F Street, Eureka CA 95501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eureka Free Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pacific Telephone Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank/Professional Building (1918) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Eureka’s Chinese Expulsion of 1885 and 1906 (about 400 feet away); Masonic Building (1922) (about 400 feet away); Eureka Inn (about 400 feet away); United States Post Office and Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Former Home of Daly Brothers Department Store (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
 
Regarding Eureka Theatre (1939). From the theater's National Register of Historic Places registration:
… Hard on the heels of the Depression, theatre magnate George M. Mann, who owned and built theaters from Dinuba, California to Klamath Falls, Oregon, correctly anticipated that Humboldt County was eager for new entertainment opportunities. His shrewd business sense served him well and he constructed successful theaters in Eureka's neighboring towns of Fortuna and Arcata in 1938 and the following year, the Eureka Theatre. Its streamline Art Moderne architecture, brilliantly lighted by red, blue and gold neon, was new and innovative, the kind of glitz that a Depression-weary public appreciated. The movies were recent releases, providing Eureka citizens with the same
Eureka Theatre National Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
2. Eureka Theatre National Register of Historic Places Marker
NRHP Nomination Form
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entertainment enjoyed by urban patrons in San Francisco. Built as a modern, state-of-the-art movie theater, the Eureka Theatre was the culmination of the community's theater history of opera houses, converted storefronts, and dual-purpose stage and film theaters. The Eureka Theatre marked Eureka's entry into the world of movie theaters and its Art Moderne architecture, preserved with great integrity and artistry, conveys that significance. …

 
Also see . . .  History — Eureka Theater. Theater website entry (Submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
The Eureka Theatre (front view) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
3. The Eureka Theatre (front view)
Eureka Theatre (side view) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
4. Eureka Theatre (side view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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