National Register of Historic Places in Sonoma County

National Register #78000801: Old Petaluma Opera House Annual Quilt Show and Opera House
14 August 2004
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National Register #78000801
Old Petaluma Opera House
AKA Maclay Building
145 Kentucky Street
Built 1870
New Façade in 1901

The building was originally built as an Opera House in 1870 at a cost of $25,000 by a group of investors incorporated as the Washington Hall Association. It was used as a theatre until 1900.

In 1901, Adolph Bloom hired Petaluma architect Brainerd Jones to remodel the building for use as offices. Jones combined elements of the Eastlake and Beaux Arts styles in the sheet metal facade.

The opera house is the only surviving building with a sheet metal facade of this size and ambition.

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