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1950’s night photo added courtesy of the Americas Past In Photos Facebook page.
Most likely also the 1900 N. Lincoln Avenue installation.
Posted some photos of additional Frederick Almenraeder Garrick Theatre heads I ran across.
One in a display currently at the Chicago Cultural Center, in the West corridor on the first floor near the restrooms.
History and confirmation of the 1961 demolition included.
The other two mounted in a brick wall in the 1900 block of North Lincoln Avenue.
1965 photo added, credit Joel Meyerowitz.
Photo credit Richard Estes-1978.
Sometimes people crop or enlarge photos, to highlight only the theatre buildings or facades.
Or that was the size that they first found them in.
Enlarging an image distorts it.
Cropping them sometimes cuts out neighboring businesses, that might spark more memories about any given theatre, when they are viewed by CT members.
I know they have for me.
Sometimes years pass in between posts on CT.
That’s the only reason I comment when I add additional photos.
To give those that had previously commented, another chance to jog their own memories.
I’ve never kept track of how many times it has worked.
But I know that it has.
Because I’ve responded to many of them.
I try and always credit the source I get them from.
And I correct them accordingly when it is pointed out to me.
The advent of Facebook, has created a great new resource for photos.
Since a lot of cities and small towns created historical pages about their own communities, and have members that add local photos that have never been seen before.
One feature I wish CT would add, is that e-mail alerts go out when someone comments under a photo in the Photos Section.
Currently notifications only go out when one comments solely in the Comments Section.
Full width December 10, 1942 photo added, credit & courtesy of San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.
Crisper, wider version of the 12/28/28 photo added, credit & courtesy of the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.
Date was written on the back along with Taraval near 19th St.
Scrolled back to 2008, and don’t see that this link was posted previously.
It has demolition footage of the Fox.
Five 1949 photos added courtesy of the Americas Past In Photos Facebook page.
1966 marquee photo added courtesy of Denise Stojda.
Via the Long Island and NYC Places that are no more Facebook page.
Bonus history of the Toffenetti Restaurant on the corner.
Courtesy of Cathy Dorsey, via the Manhattan Before 1990 FB Group.
Dario Toffenetti immigrated to the US from Austria in 1910. After success as a restaurateur in Chicago he expanded eastward. He commissioned architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to design his restaurant at the SE corner of W 43rd St. and Broadway, one of the firm’s earliest projects. It was a sleek two-story building fronted with curved blue-glass panels, outfitted with an escalator. It had an exposed show-off gleaming stainless steel kitchen separated from the diningroom by a glass wall so that diners could see the action. It had murals painted by Hugh Troy. Toffenetti Restaurant opened on August 7, 1940, with seating for 1,000 and service 24/7.
The restored Mayfair marquee is pictured in the below article at it’s new home.
I will add it to the Photos Section as well if possible, in case the link expires down the road.
1947 photo added courtesy of the America’s Past In Photos Facebook page.
October 10, 1976 article by Gene Siskel about the change from the Playboy to the Chelex.Via Tim O'Neill.
Circa 2014 auditorium & projection booth photos added, photo credit Loren Argall.
1937 photo added courtesy of Kristy Nesslein.
1947 photo added courtesy of Eileen Prunty Bax.
11/21/16 newspaper announcing grand opening added to Photos Section, via the link below.
Image will enlarge in link as well.
1941 photo added courtesy of Philip Duhe.
1918 photo added courtesy of Philip Duhe.
Apparently the restaurant & storefront portion will be reopening as a brewery.
1948 photo added courtesy of the Traces Of Texas Facebook page.
Circa 1962 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
Capitol marquee on far right.