Crawford Theatre

209 S. Topeka Street,
Wichita, KS 67202

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Architects: Carl Boller, Robert O. Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Previous Names: New Crawford Theatre

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Crawford Theatre

The New Crawford Theatre opened on October 2, 1911. It replaced an earlier Crawford Theatre and was located on Topeka Street near Williams Street. The 800-seat theatre was named after a late-19th century Crawford Theatre which had been a legitimate house. Later, the New Crawford Theatre became just the Crawford Theatre. It was later remodeled by the architectural firm Boller Brothers.

It has since been demolished, and a parking lot is on the site today.

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Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

raybradley on December 10, 2006 at 9:39 am

In that 1952 photo of the Crawford Theatre, does anyone know if that corner oil well was functional?

missmelbatoast on December 16, 2006 at 7:36 pm

A brief history and a vintage photo of the Crawford can be found on the below link;

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seymourcox on May 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Here is an updated web link with Crawford Theatre history and images,
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Lyndon on November 22, 2018 at 2:55 am

Here is a story about the Crawford.

DavidZornig on June 20, 2020 at 1:13 pm

Circa 1956 photo added courtesy Dennis Copp‎.

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