Elmwood Theatre

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The Rock Church

Elmwood Theatre

Elmhurst, NY

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Taken on: October 19, 2006

Uploaded on: July 9, 2011

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Elmwood Theatre

Rear view down 57th Ave looking at stage tower and side wall. Painted sign on fly tower still in decent shape.

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JoelWeide
JoelWeide on July 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Thank you for documenting the restoration work on this old gem, likewise the comments under the pictures are very helpful. My question is about the water towers on top of the stage tower, do you know what purpose they were for? This is the first time I have seen anything of that nature. Again THANKS for documenting the restoration process. —jw

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on July 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

Thanks for your kind words, Joel… I think CT needs a comment notification system for photographs! I had no idea you even left your remarks here… and have no idea if you’ll ever know that I’m responding. But anyway, to answer your question… I believe the code in NYC is that buildings that 6 stories or more must have a rooftop water supply and pumping system to furnish occupants with running water – evidently the city’s own infrastructure does not provide sufficient pressure to pump clear water much past the fifth floor. Clearly, from this photo, the fly tower for the Elmwood rises to at least a 6 story equivalent, if not more. My guess is that many stage houses – particularly for the larger theaters – reach these heights as well because I recall seeing such water towers (or at least the platforms on which they once stood) at the top of stage towers all over this city. Keep touring the photos uploaded here and you’ll spot them easily enough.

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