N.E. cor. 3rd St. and Broadway | map |
A note on Santa Monica Street names:
Nevada became Wilshire Blvd.
Oregon became Santa Monica Blvd.
Utah became Broadway
Julius Cahn's Official Theatrical Guide
Volume 5 - 1900 - 1901
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On page 249 we see this listing:
"SANTA MONICA -- Pop., 3,000. Steere Opera House.
I.O.O.F Lodge, mgr., bus. mgr. and press agt.
S. c., 500. Prices 25c to 50c. Illum., elec. J.J. Davis, elec.
Width prosc. opening, 16 ft. Height, 14 ft.
Depth footlights to back wall, 16 ft.
Dist. curtain line to footlights, 3 ft.
Dist. bet. side walls, 30 ft. Dist bet flygirders, 20 ft.
Height grooves from stage, 12 ft. 4 grooves.
Theatre second floor. W.L. Barker leader of orches. 6 in orches.
W.C. Willis, prop man.
Printing required, 4 stands, 10 3 sheets, 50 1 sheets, 100 1/2 sheets.
Dates read, Steere Opera House.
E.E. Barackman, bill poster and adv. agent."
Century History, Santa Monica Bay Cities
by Luther A. Ingersoll
1908, 512 pages
173 as part of the discussion
buildings of the year, John Steere erected
The second floor contained a large hall which for many
The older residents of Santa Monica can look back on
Several other business blocks and
a number of residences
Don't you wonder about the stuffed birds?
from Utah St. (Broadway) to Nevada St. (Wilshire Blvd.)
full size view
The caption says, in part: "The Opera House and the
Catholic Church are on the right side of the street, while
the First Presbyterian Church is on the corner of Nevada.
The First Presbyterian Church can also be seen at the
corner of Nevada Boulevard."
We're assuming that the Opera House is one of the
taller buildings on the right up in the next block.
Which means that the photo wasn't shot at Utah St.
but at least a half block farther south.
Note that the Presbyterian Church was actually
at 3rd and Arizona.