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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 Lobby after the 1998 restoration

    • Allen Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Conservation & restoration; Lobbies
    • The Allen Theatre Lobby in 1998 after the restoration. The restoration of the Allen allowed for all five marquees in Playhouse Square to be lit for the first time in almost 30 years.
    • Allen Theatre Marquee in 1979

    • Marquees; Playhouse Square Center; Allen Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Conservation & restoration
    • "Damaged sign of old Allen Theatre downtown" -- photo verso. The Allen Theatre Marqee on March 15, 1979. The Allen was not used as a theater from the Mid 1970s until 1994. During this period it was used as a laserium, a restaurant at different...
    • 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...
    • Allen Theatre Rotunda after the 1998 restoration

    • Allen Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Conservation & restoration; Rotundas
    • The Allen Theatre Rotunda in 1998 after the restoration. The restoration of the Allen Theatre allowed for all five marquees in Playhouse Square to be lit at the same time; the first time it had happened in 30 years.
    • Allen Theatre Stage after the 1998 restoration

    • Allen Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Conservation & restoration; Stages (Platforms)
    • The Allen Theatre in 1998 after the restoration. The restoration of the Allen Theatre allowed for all five marquees in Playhouse Square to be lit at the same time; the first time it had happened in 30 years.
    • 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...
    • Artwork at the Palace Theatre

    • Palace Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Art objects; Art; Paintings
    • Part of the Palace Theatre art collection. The "Artists Model" by Lillian Genth (1875, American), "Landscape and Cattle" by Emile Van Marcke (1827, French) and "Girl With The Garland" by Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (1852, Dutch).
    • 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.

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