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North Grand Avenue looking south from Washington Avenue, toward the Missouri and Fox Theaters.

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Identifier: N34830

Title: North Grand Avenue looking south from Washington Avenue, toward the Missouri and Fox Theaters.

Description: North Grand Avenue looking south from Washington Avenue, toward the Missouri and Fox Theaters. During the 20th century this bustling entertainment and commercial district was home to nine theaters that offered live theater, vaudeville, and motion pictures. The Missouri Theatre was built in 1921 by the Skouras Brothers during the silent film era. Sometimes movies were combined with live stage shows. The Missouri had 3,700 seats. The Fox Theatre seated 7,000 and featured one of the largest organs in the world, built by the Wurlitzer Company.

Rights: UND

Place: United States
Missouri
St Louis

Dates: 1935

Type(s): Photograph
Image

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: horizontal
black and white
outdoors
Covenant Blu (Saint Louis, MO)
Grand Center (Saint Louis, MO)
Midtown (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Grand Avenue
Washington Avenue
Fox Theatre
Missouri Theatre
Shubert Theatre
Commercial buildings
Third Baptist Church
Automobiles
cars
streetcar
Pedestrians
Advertising
billboard
thermometer
Wrigley's Gum advertisement
Mercantile-Commerce National Bank advertisement
Metropolitan building
Union Electric advertisement
Theatre and Dance
St. Louis Street Scenes

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