Nevada Theatre

Also known as: The Cedar Theatre
Broad and Bridge Sts., Nevada City, California

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Description 

"NEVADA THEATRE - California's oldest existing structure erected as a theater, the Nevada, opened September 9, 1865. Celebrities such as Mark Twain, Jack London, and Emma Nevada have appeared on its stage. Closed in 1957, the theatre was later purchased through public donations and reopened May 17, 1968 to again serve the cultural needs of the community." - California Historic Landmark No.863

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 14, 1973
Reference number
73000417
Areas of significance
Architecture; Performing Arts
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Theater
Current functions
Auditorium; Theater
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1925-1949
Significant years
1864; 1865

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical info
  • December 28, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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