opera house on mission street photo circa 1905

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Information and photographs of the original Opera House in Mission street pre 1906.

-- susan barr (barrr@ix.net.au), December 18, 2000


Wade's Opera House stood at 700 Maket where the Aronson/Rochester Big and Tall building now stands. Gladys Hansen in her 1980 "San Francisco almanac" says it opened in 1876. I believe the building stood untill 1906 and was replaced by Aronson Building. Wade, by the way, was a Dentist.

Good luck on your research.

-- KURT IVERSEN (IVERSENK@AOL.COM), December 18, 2000.

Might try the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum. They have a website.

-- dorothy (leland@dcn.davis.ca.us), December 18, 2000.

Wade's Opera House was not on the site of the Aronson Building; it was on the same block of Mission Street to the west. The Aronson Building already existed at the time of the 1906 disaster.

-- Michael Dolgushkin (cwhizbang@cs.com), February 06, 2001.

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