4019 Eastern Avenue,
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Built as the Carrol Theater in the early-1900’s. In 1919 it was enlarged to the plans of architect Oscar Schwartz. On November 10, 1929 the theater was renamed Jackson Theater for and owned by Jerome Jackson, formerly an early nickelodeon partner of Isaac McMahan and they both started a film distribution business for nickel houses in the Cincinnati region. Mr. Jackson later became the manager of the Taft Theater on East Fifth Street in 1932.
Jackson and other investors owned the Lyric Theater on Vine Street which had been built by Hubert Heuck in 1905, a legitimate playhouse until the 1920’s when it became a movie theater. The Jackson Theater was always a movie house.
The Jackson Theater auditorium has now been demolished, but the front of the building has been retained and converted into apartments. Original terrazzo floors are being retained.
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