Vacaville in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Walker Opera House
March 19, 1994
By Sam Brannan Chapter
1004 E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1994 by Sam Brannan Chapter No. 1004 of E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 21.395′ N, 121° 59.19′ W. Marker is in Vacaville, California, in Solano County. Marker is on Main Street near School Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 560 Main Street, Vacaville CA 95688, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Odd Fellows Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1864 Gillespie’s Store (about 400 feet away); Site of First Business Building of Record (about 400 feet away); "The Hospital" (about 400 feet away); Triangle Building (about 500 feet away); Barcar Building (about 800 feet away); The Andrew Carnegie Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vacaville.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the eastern corner of the Main Street side.
Regarding Walker Opera House. Sidney Clay Walker was born in Kentucky in 1828, and came to California from Missouri via wagon train in 1853. He at first settled in Suisun Valley as a rancher. In 1872, he and his family moved to the Vaca Valley to engage in general farming and stock raising. In 1886 he moved into Vacaville, building a house on the corner of Catherine and Davis Streets. In addition to organizing the Vacaville Water and Light Company, he was also a town trustee, a deacon for the Baptist Church, and a member of IOOF Lodge No. 83 in Vacaville.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Jake Albright was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was dedicated. Plaque wording by Loren A. Wilson.
— Submitted April 16, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,352 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on April 16, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.