#0136 First Theater in California


#0136 First Theater in California

Site information:

SW corner of Scott and Pacific Sts, Monterey


Plaque information:

No plaque, but there is some signage from the State Historic Park.

OHP description:

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.

Registered 1/31/1934