111 Cumberland Street E,
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The New Lyric Theatre was opened prior to 1908, and was still open in 1926. It was later renamed Princess Theatre. The shell of the Princess Theater is located a half-block off the town square. It was converted to retail space in the 1950’s. The Vitrolite Art Deco facade was intact into the 1980’s though any trace of a marquee was long gone even then. The Vitrolite facade was removed, no doubt the current owner hoping to find a buried architectural treasure. What he found was a blank brick wall without even the mortar joints raked.
Located in mid-block, there was no other outstanding architectural feature. The interior is gutted and the floor leveled.
Grandmother remembers seeing silents there accompanied by an organ.
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