opera house on mission street photo circa 1905greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
Information and photographs of the original Opera House in Mission street pre 1906.
-- susan barr (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), February 06, 2001.