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San Rafael in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Belrose Theater

 
 
The Belrose Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
1. The Belrose Theater Marker
Inscription.
In 1976
the Cultural Affairs Commission
designated this building,
by virtue of its Gothic window,
historically & culturally
of major significance.
In 1913 St. Matthew's
German Evangelical Church
built this structure
at a cost of $5,000.
The Trinity Lutheran Church
bought it in 1942.
The Belrose Family purchased
the building in 1962 to serve
as a community theater,
a theatrical school, & as
the Belrose home.
A theatrical shop was added in 1981. "The Belrose" was restored & renovated in 1988 to preserve it, enhance its charm, value & service to the community.
 
Location. 37° 58.468′ N, 122° 31.953′ W. Marker is in San Rafael, California, in Marin County. Marker is on 5th Avenue near E Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 5th Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Falkirk Community Cultural Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gate House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission San Rafael Arcangel (approx. mile away); Marin
The Belrose Theater Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
2. The Belrose Theater Dedication Plaque
(approx. mile away); Bradford House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Dedication of the Lagunitas Road Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Marin County Civic Center (approx. 1.6 miles away); William A. Richardson (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Rafael.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located to the immediate left of the building's entrance.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Belrose Theater. The theater's homepage. (Submitted on March 23, 2013.) 

2. Cornerstones: The Belrose Theater. Dani Burlison's article in the Pacific Sun (10/12/2012) tells the story of the Belrose Theater. (Submitted on March 23, 2013.) 

3. San Rafael's Belrose Finds Joy Amid Life's Thorns. The Marin Independent Journal (1/3/2012) profiles Margie Belrose, co-founder of the Belrose Theater. (Submitted on March 23, 2013.) 
 
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The Belrose Theater and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
3. The Belrose Theater and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 22, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on March 23, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on March 22, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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