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#136:  First Theater in California

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Location:

Monterey State Historic Park, SW corner of Scott and Pacific Sts, Monterey

36.603065,-121.895468

 

 

Plaque:

No Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

This building was built about 1844 as a sailor's lodging house by Jack Swan. In 1848 it was commandeered by a group of mustered-out soldiers of Colonel Stevenson's regiment of New Yorkers looking for a place to put on plays and comedies. The theater afterward served as a whaling station, a lookout station having been added to the roof.



2009 David Schmitt