Tombstone in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Upon its completion on June 8, 1881 it became the largest, most elaborate theatre between El Paso, Texas and San Francisco, California.
Albert Schieffelin and William Harwood conceived and constructed a "first class opera house" for the citizens of Tombstone. The seating capacity was 450 on the parquet with a gallery capacity of 125. The drop curtain was a Colorado scene and was considered a "work of art." The building became the hub of entertainment and social events in Tombstone with formal balls and theatrical performances. The hall was scorched by the fire of 1882, but survived. Schieffelin Hall has been home to the King Solomon Lodge #5. Today, it is used for City Council meetings, local social gatherings, fundraisers and theatrical performances. It survived the tumultuous mining era, and the southeastern Arizona climate. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15th, 1966.
Erected 2005 by Tombstone Restoration Commission. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is June 8, 1881.
Location. 31° 42.827′ N, 110° 3.994′ W. Marker is in Tombstone, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is at the intersection of East Fremont Street (Arizona Route 80) and North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Fremont Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 E Fremont St, Tombstone AZ 85638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tombstone City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Can Can Restaurant (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor (about 400 feet away); Cochise County Bank (about 500 feet away); The Grand Hotel (about 500 feet away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); The Oriental Saloon (about 600 feet away); Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tombstone.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 3. submitted on April 19, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.