Lyric Theatre

211 Market Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

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dsedman on January 3, 2017 at 11:35 am

Transformed to a streamlined, deco look in 1933 by architect Ben Schlanger (one interior picture in photos).

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 18, 2005 at 6:49 am

The architects for the Lyric Theater were George W. Backoff and T. Cecil Hughes. It is mentioned in the Architects' and Builders Magazine in December 1908, so that could be around the time it opened.

teecee on September 18, 2005 at 6:32 am

Listed as a Negro Theater in the 1951 FDY.

teecee on March 25, 2005 at 5:00 am


The Lyric Theatre was built on land once occupied by the First Reformed Dutch Church. In 1838, the basement was occupied by the first school in the East Ward.

teecee on March 23, 2005 at 8:16 am

You can see the side of the building on the right of this old photo:
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