Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The First Theater
Site of Allen's Opera House
a frame structure, 100 feet by 60 feet
seating up to 1500
Abner E. Allen, proprietor
Opened September 3, 1874
Destroyed by fire January 21, 1881
Erected 2006 by Jamestown Historical Marker Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is January 21, 1881.
Location. 42° 5.799′ N, 79° 14.352′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street and Spring Street, on the right when traveling west on East 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 East 3rd Street, Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Underground Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Furniture Factory (about 300 feet away); Site of Ahlstrom Piano Company (about 300 feet away); The Jamestown Academy (about 300 feet away); Chautauqua County Political Equality Club (about 400 feet Birthplace of Lucille Ball (about 400 feet away); Edith M. Ainge (about 400 feet away); Thurston Block (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.