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Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Colton Theater Building

210, 214 W. Miner St.

 
 
The Colton Theater Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 19, 2013
1. The Colton Theater Building Marker
Inscription. David D. Colton built a handsome brick building on this site in 1856, and outfitted the upper floor as a theater which operated until 1858. At various times the building housed several businesses, including a skating rink, saloon, hotel, restaurant and soda factory. After the Great Conflagration burned the structure on July 4, 1871, the west half was rebuilt in 1882 and the eastern portion several years later. The fronts have been altered and modernized, but the interior spaces accommodated successful businesses for over a century. Colton left Yreka in 1859, studied law and became associated with the "Big Four" of railroad fame. His presence and enterprising spirit played a substantial role in Yreka's history.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Location. 41° 43.91′ N, 122° 38.196′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on West Miner Street west of South Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 West Miner Street, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jennie B. Nichols Building (here, next to this marker); 204 W. Miner St. (a few steps from this marker); Yreka
The Guilbert Building and Colton Theater buildings image. Click for full size.
By Lee Russell, 1942
2. The Guilbert Building and Colton Theater buildings
This photo, courtesy of the Library of Congress, shows the Guilbert Building (Bank of America) and the Colton Theater Buildings ("Telephone", "Cafe") as they appeared in 1942.
(a few steps from this marker); W.W. Powers Building (a few steps from this marker); Guilbert Building (a few steps from this marker); 200, 202 W. Miner St. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugo Miller Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nicholas T. Delean Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
Also see . . .  Mountain View Cemetery files, chapter five: David Colton. A biography of David Colton (Submitted on February 3, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce
 
The Colton Theater Building image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 19, 2013
3. The Colton Theater Building
The marker is visible on the very rightmost part of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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