Booker Washington Theatre

2248 Market Street,
St. Louis, MO 63103

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 21, 2011 at 4:17 am

Architect Hirschstein’s first name was Jacob.

This house was called the Booker T. Washington Theatre. I’ve been unable to find an exterior photo, but here’s a picture of the auditorium, packed to the walls for a midnight show in 1918.

JAlex on January 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm

In March 1913 it was announced that Charles Turpin has leased the site at the southeast corner of 23rd and Market for a theatre. He had been operating an airdome on the site for four years. The cost of the structure was to be $29,000 and the architect was J. M. Hirschstein.

JAlex on May 27, 2005 at 4:46 pm

This the theatre where Josephine Baker made her stage debut in 1919.
Theatre operated from 1913 to 1930…operated by Blacks for Blacks.

Correct address was 23rd & Market (2248 Market Street).