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First Theater in California

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

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 36' 11.2752", -121° 53' 43.422"
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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.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
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