First American Theatre in California

First American Theatre in California Monterey


Stock #: 14053
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Monterey
State: California (CA)
County: Monterey
Publisher: Longshaw Card Co
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This theatre was built by Jack Swan in 1843 as a lodging house and saloon. It was the first building in California where admission was charged ( sometimes as much as $5.00 a seat) for theatrical performances. Now owned by the state it is a historical museum and sometimes used for revivals of early melodramas by modern Troupers of the Gold Coast
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