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National Theatre

208 N. 4th St. Sawtelle (Los Angeles) CA, 90025
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A postcard view of 4th St. in Sawtelle that once appeared with an L.A. Times blog post. Perhaps we're at the corner of 4th and what is now Santa Monica Blvd.  4th later got renamed Sawtelle Blvd.

Dates: The National Theatre is listed in the 1913 and 1914 Los Angeles and Santa Monica city directories.  In the Santa Monica directory Foster Jackson is listed as the manager.

In the 1919/20 Santa Monica directory there's no listing for any business at 208 N. 4th.

The address was about two blocks north of Santa Monica Blvd. It appears that the theatre would perhaps have been in what is now the 1500 block of Sawtelle Blvd.

More Information: Another early theatre nearby in Sawtelle was the Crown Theatre.  See that page for some speculations about renaming of Sawtelle streets.

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