Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1906

1 story

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McAllister Street and Fillmore Street
Alamo Square, San Francisco, CA 94115

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A small, storefront venue, the Davis Theatre appears to have existed for a short time after the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 04/18-19/1906. The theatre featured musical comedy and burlesque performances.

Building Notes

In 05/1907, a cafe, featuring a sign advertising Weinhard's Lager Beer (brewed in Portland, OR), occupied one storefront in the theatre building.

On 05/05/1907, a report in the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, indicated that a play, "A Belle of Avenue A," at the Davis Theatre incited a strong reaction among Irish-American audience members who threw eggs at performers for their apparently anti-Irish sentiments. (See "Eggs Fly in 'Frisco' Theatre," Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, no. 55, 05/05/1907, p. 1.) Offended Irish audience members disrupted the performance the following day, as well, requiring police to draw their pistols. (See "Police Have to Use Pistols," Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, Number 57, 7 March 1907, p. 1.)

PCAD id: 19579