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Near Alleghany in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Forest City Dance Hall

 
 
Forest City Dance Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
1. Forest City Dance Hall Marker
Inscription.  Built by West and Knowles following the fire of 1883. This then three-story structure housed the Knights of Pythias, a large rubber-sprung dance floor, a barber shop, saloon and billiard hall. In the late 1930s, the top floors were crushed by snow and the dance floor relocated to the bottom story. The hand-grained wainscoting, bar and fixtures reflect the original 1880s decor. The barber shop with its original furnishings was in the room now occupied by the museum. In 1992 the Forest City Historical Association assumed stewardship and has dedicated it to public use.
 
Erected 1996 by E Clampus Vitus, Major William Downie Chapter No. 1849.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 39° 29.373′ N, 120° 51.196′ W. Marker is near Alleghany, California, in Sierra County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and School Street (unsigned) on Main Street. Touch for map
Forest City Dance Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
2. Forest City Dance Hall Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Alleghany CA 95910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forest City Brewery (a few steps from this marker); Stamp Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Forest City (within shouting distance of this marker); Rite Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bovee Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Alleghany (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Sixteen to One Mine (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henness Pass Road (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alleghany.
 
Forest City Dance Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2013
3. Forest City Dance Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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