Maryland Theatre

1860 South 13th Street,
St. Louis, MO 63104

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The Maryland opened in 1910 and was a single floor theatre located a block west of 12th Street, the main north-south street of the city. It was located in the middle of the block and surrounded by houses on each side. Truly a neighborhood theatre.

The Maryland had a small lobby but was rather decorative. Had a carpeted floor and two crystal chandeliers in the lobby. The auditorium was a contrast to its lobby in that is was rather plain, with the only decor the light fixtures on the side walls. There was no stage or a curtain that covered the screen.

The theatre closed in 1957 and became a Pentecostal church until 1964. The theatre was demolished a short time later.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

JAlex
JAlex on April 5, 2005 at 3:23 am

Theatre opened in early 1910.

Sam Komm didn’t enter the picture until 1938.

Wm. Sehybal, Jr. is listed on the building permit as the architect.

Mousefelix
Mousefelix on July 9, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Growing up,I went yo the Maryland and also the Peerless,the New Shenandoah and princess. All within walking distance. I believe the Peerless started out as the Apache.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on July 10, 2016 at 6:40 am

Mousefelix, The Peerless was always the Peerless. The New Shenandoah became the Apache.

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