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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse")

1601 Civic Dr.

 

— 1965 —

 
Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker
Inscription.  In 1965, the City repurposed an abandoned walnut warehouse to house the Civic Arts Theatre & Gallery - affectionately nicknamed "The Nuthouse." Some 25 years later ant through extensive private fundraising, the Lesher Center of the Arts was built, replacing "The Nuthouse."
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 197.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 37° 54.071′ N, 122° 3.802′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Civic Drive near Locust Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1619 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Growers; Processing Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Hagstrom's Market
Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker (detail)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's Mission Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot (about 400 feet away); El Rey Theatre (about 500 feet away); Carnegie Library (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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