American Theatre

324 W. 3rd Street,
Davenport, IA 52801

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rivest266 on July 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

This opened on December 20th, 1909. Grand opening ad in photo section.

Kingrjking on December 13, 2015 at 2:36 pm

In Davenport City Directories from 1909 through 1918 The American is listed at 324 W 3rd St. This theater was torn down to make way for the erection of the Kahl Bldg. The Kahl originally was a large office building which also housed the Capitol, an opulent theater boasting more than 2000 seats. A local newspaper article once claimed that the American was later the Col, a ballroom on W 4th St. This misunderstanding is probably due to the fact that Col and Kahl are homonyms.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm

This page from Facebook user Davenport Iowa History has a photo of 3rd Street west from Harrison Street taken “about 1908” showing the American Theatre in the distance.