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Socorro in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Garcia Opera House

 
 
The Garcia Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. The Garcia Opera House Marker
Inscription.  Using the gold he had left her, the widow of Juan Nepomuceno Garcia began construction of the Garcia Opera House is 1884. It was completed three years later in 1887. It served as the main center for cultural and community events including theatrical productions, balls, marriages etc. The curved shaped of the massive 34-inch walls strengthened the building and improved acoustics. The "rake" stage is one of very few still in existence in the U.S. Restoration began in 1983 and was completed in 1985 by Holm Bursum, Jr. The Garcia Opera House is a National Historic Site.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 34° 3.493′ N, 106° 53.517′ W. Marker is in Socorro, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is at the intersection of California Street and Abeyta Avenue, on the left when traveling north on California Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Abeyta Avenue West, Socorro NM 87801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Rear of The Garcia Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. Rear of The Garcia Opera House Marker
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10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jumbo (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Socorro (about 600 feet away); New Mexico Tech (approx. 0.9 miles away); For Southern Independence (approx. one mile away); New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Museum (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Socorro (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sabino y Lemitar (approx. 7 miles away); San Antonio (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Socorro.
 
The Garcia Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. The Garcia Opera House Marker
The Garcia Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
4. The Garcia Opera House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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