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Correction 1937 flood.
Additional opposite angle flood photo added.
Photo and below copy courtesy of Larry Vassar.
It crested at 74 feet, with flood stage being 50 feet. More than 35,000 residents were left homeless. Sixty three percent of Portsmouth was underwater.
Correction 1937 flood photo.
Circa 1925 photo added courtesy of Bob Burchett.
This tidbit too courtesy of Renee Raison Storey, via the “You Know You Are From Portsmouth Ohio If ?” Facebook page.
“The sign for the Garden was still on the building (it was a sign company, Tindalls, then) in the 1980s but it was covered up.”
January 1926 Grand Opening print ad added courtesy of Guy Cooper.
1936 flood photo added courtesy of Jeff Adkins via the “You Know You Are From Portsmouth Ohio If ?” Facebook page.
It’s called “Fans and Friends of Steve Goodman” if the link doesn’t work.
If you are on Facebook Leemstein, here is a great fan page for Goodman.
Copy and paste to view.
1962 poster image added courtesy of Ted Okuda.
1927 photo added courtesy of the John Chuckman Collection.
1977 photo credit Garry Winogrand, 1928-1984.
There are multiple galleries of his work on the web.
Oliver Reed got top billing.
His “L” is fittingly tipsy…
1961 photo added courtesy of Gregory Russell.
1939 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
Original Shorpy link.
I uploaded the 1-29-22 roof collapse photo from the below Shorpy link.
I corrected the description.
The photo I added posted before I could give it a full description. 1951 photo courtesy of IIRC via Scott Grieg on Forgotten Chicago FB page.
Being prepped for demolition.
Not conversion to the Joyland. That occurred in 1930.
I added Broan’s LIFE Magazine photo to the album.
In case the link goes dead.
It is from 1943 based on the John Wayne film “In Old Oklahoma”.
February 11th-15th, 1982 photo added, courtesy of the John Chuckman Collection.
Mayor Byrne’s “Loop Alive”.
Added a 07/19/15 photo.
Photo credit, copyright and courtesy of the Vintage Roadside Facebook page.
Several interior photos added too.
All via the Lost Ottawa Facebook page.
Projection booth photo added, credit & courtesy of Linda Pichette, via the Lost Ottawa Facebook page.
1954 photo of the Capitol Theatre projection booth added. Courtesy of the Lost Ottawa Facebook page, via the City of Ottawa Archives, CA003459.
Great exterior photo added, courtesy of the Lost Ottawa Facebook page, via the City of Ottawa Archives, CA037292.
1972 photo as the Paris Theatre added courtesy of the Classic Hollywood/Los Angeles/SFV Facebook page
1972 Chicago Tribune photo added via Tim O'Neill.