Mohawk Theatre

539 W. North Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60610

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Broan on September 19, 2007 at 9:09 am

I think there may have been more than one iteration of the Mohawk. I have a 1916 ad giving the address as 649 W North. I have also seen the address given as 531 W North (This would put it directly in the middle of Mohawk street, so unless the street was extended and the theater moved, this must be incorrect) or 1617 N Larrabee (this would have been wiped out for the most part by the now-removed extension of Ogden Avenue), or simply North & Larrabee (one would think the theater would be at North & Mohawk). All four are slightly different locations within the same block. I’m not sure what to make of it. Also a 1924 Real Estate article states that the Mohawk was around 600 Seats and located at 541-45 W North (next door to the address given here), and was being taken as a furniture store. Also nearby were the Janet at 617 W North, a 1911 299-seat Nickelodeon, and the 448-seat Orchard at 659-661 W North. My best guess would be that the Mohawk started at 539 W North and then moved next door as a larger theater.