Eureka in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Eureka Theatre (1939)
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: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & 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); First National Bank/Professional Building (1918) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eureka Inn (about 400 feet away); Arkley Center for the Performing Arts St. Bernard Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); The Thomas F. Ricks House (about 700 feet away); Pythian Castle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simpson-Vance House (approx. 0.2 miles 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 entertainment enjoyed by urban patrons in San Francisco. Built as a modern, state-of-the-art movie theater, the Eureka Theatre
Also see . . . History Eureka Theater. Theater website entry (Submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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