California Historical Landmarks in Yolo County

California Historical Landmark 851
Woodland Opera House
320 2nd Street
Built 1895-1896

California Historical Landmark 851: Woodland Opera House
  California Historical Landmark 851: Woodland Opera House
11 August 2006
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Woodland Opera House

The first opera house to serve the Sacramento Valley was built on this site in 1885. The present structure, built in 1895-96, continues to represent an important center for theatrical arts of that period. Erected by David M. Hershey and incorporating the classic American playhouse interior, it served vast agricultural regions of the Sacramento Valley. Motion picture competition hastened its closing in 1913.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 851

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Yolo County Historical Society. April 28, 1973.

The Woodland Opera House is also National Register Listing #71000212.

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