FIRST THEATER IN CALIFORNIA

Historical Landmark

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.


Registration Date: 1/31/1934

Location:
City: Monterey
County: Monterey

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


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