||[1849 - 1882] 1849 - 1882
||Drama, Minstrelsy, Opera, European
San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum
||Tom Maguire, formerly a bartender in New York's Five Points district, came to San Francisco during the Gold Rush, and opened several theaters. He was one of the leading impresarios of the city until he moved back to New York, penniless, in 1882.