Ione in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
City of Ione Downtown Historic District
Long before the structure pictured above was built, Ione's most notable civic building was leveled by fire on June 10, 1923. The original building was constructed in 1893 by the 26th Agricultural District Fair Association and was known as the Ione Pavilion. After the fire, rebuilding it was deemed a "community necessity, as the Pavilion was home to the Ione Women's Club and was regularly the setting for political gatherings and social affairs.
The auditorium pictured here was completed in 1925 at a cost of $7,500. The space included a full kitchen, clubroom, and basketball court. If the weather turned foul during annual Ione Homecoming celebrations, displays and exhibits were staged inside. The building also hosted theatre productions and monthly dances. Revenue collected from events was used to repay the reconstruction loan.
On January 5, 1963, an unattended wood stove caused the structure, referred to by then as the Ione Auditorium, to burn down once more, taking with it the town's rollerskating rink and even the Ione City Hall. The local fire chief, who was celebrating elsewhere that evening, fought
Erected 2015 by Ione Business and Community Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Charity & Public Work. A significant historical date for this entry is January 5, 1963.
Location. 38° 21.134′ N, 120° 56.11′ W. Marker is in Ione, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of South Sacramento Street and West Main Street, on the left when traveling north on South Sacramento Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ione CA 95640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steam Flour Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Ione's Bravest (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Heirloom (about 400 feet away); Ione Theater (about 500 feet away); Ione Brewery (about 500 feet away); Old Red Brick Building Saloon (about 500 feet away); The Commercial Hotel (about 600 feet away); Ione City Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ione.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.