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Jackson in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rocca's Hall, Theatre, Arena

No. 2

 

—Historic (Water) Main Street -Jackson —

 
Rocca's Hall, Theatre, Arena Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 26, 2014
1. Rocca's Hall, Theatre, Arena Marker
Inscription.
Arose after 1862 fire.
Live Theatre in 19th century.
Boxing ring, athletic club

1863

 
Erected by Jackson Business & Community Association. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 38° 20.894′ N, 120° 46.4′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and North Main Street, on the left when traveling west on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Water Street, Jackson CA 95642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of 1852 Louisiana House (here, next to this marker); Dr. Sharp's Drug, Ginocchio's Store (a few steps from this marker); Wells Fargo Building (a few steps from this marker); Union Hotel & Odd Fellows Hall Lodge #36 (a few steps from this marker); Wells Fargo & Co. Express and Banking Office (a few steps from this marker); Masonic Hall & Court House (a few steps from this marker); The Louisiana House (a few steps from this marker); Jackson Fire Bell (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Regarding Rocca's Hall, Theatre, Arena. From the "Walking Main Street Jackson" tour brochure: While the lower story has a faux-Western front, the top facade hasn't changed since Epley and Elderkin laid it in 1863 after the fire. Previously, in late 1853 and '54, Amos Barrett and Daniel Maujer had a store here, and Barrett began his career as Wells, Fargo & Co. Express agent. Known as Rocca's Hall, it was the long-time venue for entertainments, theatricals and even pugilistic exhibitions and fights.
 
Also see . . .  "Walking Main Street Jackson" Tour Brochure. This is in PDF format. (Submitted on March 20, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 20, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Photo of the building. • Can you help?
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