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    • 1914 Cleveland Electrical Exposition

    • Cleveland Electrical Exposition; Wigmore Coliseum; Playhouse Square Center; East 13th St.; Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
    • The Cleveland Electrical Exposition of 1914. Held at the Wigmore Coliseum, the forerunner of Public Auditorium and Cleveland's exhibition hall of the 1910s and very early 1920s. The Exposition was designed to demonstrate many practical uses of...
    • Academy of Music, around 1888

    • Academy of Music (Cleveland, Ohio); Theaters; West 6th Street (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center
    • The Academy of Music, one of the most celebrated theaters in the country during the second half of the 19th Century. Partly destroyed by fire on 30 June 1889, it was rebuilt only to be completely destroyed by fire on 8 Sept. 1892.
    • Allen Theatre Orchestra in the Early 1920s

    • Allen Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Orchestras
    • The Allen Theatre Orchestra in the Early 1920s, most likely 1922. The Allen Theatre had a full Orchestra that would entertain both between films and productions and in their own right. The conductor of the orchestra at this time was Philip...
    • Announcement for the opening of the Allen Theatre, 1921

    • Allen Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Premieres; Announcements; Playhouse Square Center
    • "Announcing the opening of the one of America's most exceptional theatres, The Allen, Playhouse Square's Newest, Euclid at E. Fourteenth Street, Direction Jules and J. Jay Allen. Presenting the utmost in photoplay attractions, Allen Premier Concert...
    • Back cover of International Trade & Fair Brochure

    • International Trade & Fair, Inc.; Palace Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; International organizations; Stores & shops
    • The ITF was a trading organization that reportedly represented over 300 European manufacturers. In February of 1970 it used over 80,000 sq. feet of the Palace Theatre for its Cleveland showroom. While not a theater at the time the photos in the...
    • Bar menu from Herman Pirchner's Alpine Village, 1943

    • Playhouse Square Center; Pirchner's Alpine Village (Cleveland, Ohio); Menus; Alcoholic beverages; Bars
    • Pirchner's Alpine Village billed itself as "Cleveland's Only Theatre Restaurant" operated in Playhouse Square from 1934 til 1961. This Bar Menu, from 1943, is what theatergoers and performers would have been ordering from.
    • Before and after photo of the Ohio Theatre Restoration in 1981-1982

    • Restorations; Conservation & restoration; Playhouse Square Center; Ohio Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Then & now comparisons
    • Before and after photos of the audience seating in the Ohio Theatre. The restoration started in October of 1981 and the theatre reopened July 9, 1982. The Ohio Theatre, part of Playhouse Square Center, is located at 1511 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland,...
    • Blue Sevres Vase from the Palace Theatre

    • Palace Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Art objects; Blue Sevres Vase; Vases
    • The Blue Sevres Vase from the Palace Theatre in Playhouse Square. It was returned to its original location after the Palace was restored. Edward Albee purchased the Vase for C.A. Selzer, a well know Cleveland Antiques dealer who has a large shop at...
    • Bulkley Building during Construction, 1919

    • Bulkley Building (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Construction; Construction industry; Gill, John & Sons Co.
    • The site of the Bulkley Building during the early days of construction, on August 28, 1919. The project Architect was Howard Crane and the construction was handled by John Gill and Sons. The building in the photo was, at the time, C.A. Selzer's...
    • Bulkley Building during construction, 1919

    • Bulkley Building (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Construction; Construction industry; Gill, John & Sons Co.
    • The site of the Bulkley Building during the early days of construction, on November 6, 1919. The project Architect was Howard Crane and the construction was handled by John Gill and Sons. The building in the photo was, at the time, C.A. Selzer's...
    • Christmas tree on Playhouse Square in 1934

    • Playhouse Square Center; Allen Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Keith Building (Cleveland, Ohio); Christmas trees; Christmas; Euclid Avenue (Cleveland, Ohio)
    • A Christmas Tree on Playhouse Square in 1934, behind the tree is the Keith Building, Bulkley Building and the Marquee for the Allen Theatre.
    • Cinerama at the Palace Theatre, 1958

    • Cinerama; Palace Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Marquees; Parmadale Children's Village Of St. Vincent De Paul
    • In 1956 the Palace Theatre removed 1800 seats from main floor (from Row 22 on back). 2 upper boxes (closest to stage on either side) were also removed to make room for installing the Cinerama equipment. It reopened November 14, 1956, with "This Is...

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