Coalinga Opera House

Coalinga Opera House (HM17KV)

Location: Coalinga, CA 93210 Fresno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 8.425', W 120° 21.567'

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Opened Nov. 22, 1907 - Burned July 29, 1910

During its short life, the Coalinga Opera House presented the top entertainers of the time. Coalinga was a boomtown with considerable wealth and the town's people could afford the very best. Located directly across the street was the Grand Central Hotel. No doubt it housed many fine performers. Explosion of gasoline in the rear of the "Seaman Bros. Dyeing and Cleaning Establishment" caused a fire that burned a quarter of Coalinga's busiest business section. Some seventeen business houses and offices were burned. Among those burned were the Opera House and the firehouse. According to the "Coalinga Oil Record" on July 30, 1910, the flames were fanned by a strong breeze and unretarded by an insufficient supply of water. Although the Opera house burned, the stage was saved, and for many years concerts and boxing matches continued in the open air as the "Operadome".
HM NumberHM17KV
Placed ByCoalinga Lions Club
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 737589 N 4002753
Decimal Degrees36.14041667, -120.35945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.425', W 120° 21.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 25.50" N, 120° 21' 34.02" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 194 E Elm Ave, Coalinga CA 93210, US
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