Mohawk Theatre

627-31 S. Smith Avenue,
St. Paul, MN 55107

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Architects: Jack J. Liebenberg

Firms: Liebenberg and Kaplan

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Mohawk Theatre

The Mohawk Theatre in St. Paul opened in about 1922. This nabe theatre appears to have closed in the 1950’s, and later was converted to a Masonic hall.

By the 1970’s, it was used as a rental hall named the Smith Avenue Hall. In the early-2000’s new owners were working on the old movie house to restore the exterior. It was renamed the Rivertown and used as a rental hall. This had closed by 2013.

Contributed by Kirk J. Besse

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kencmcintyre on June 28, 2008 at 12:55 pm

The Mohawk shows up in papers from Jack Liebenberg and Seeman Kaplan, according to this architectural site. However, since the date of the drawings is given as 1948, they may have been involved in a remodel after the 1922 opening.

Chris1982 on August 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm

West Side of St. Paul’s old Mohawk Theater fails to sell at auction Posted: 05/23/2014 09:20:38 AM CDT On St. Paul’s West Side, a former Smith Avenue movie house failed to sell at county auction. The old Mohawk Theater at 627 Smith Ave. dates back to 1921 and has served over the years as a movie house, a Masonic Lodge, the home of the High Bridge Sports Club and a rental hall, among other uses. Ramsey County held two open houses in May and put the theater up for auction on Friday alongside dozens of tax-forfeited properties, including 33 vacant lots and a car wash. Ramsey County Assessor Stephen Baker said no one bid on the two-story building, arguably Smith Avenue’s most distinct architectural landmark. It will remain up for sale at the same opening price of $340,000. West St. Paul blogger Ken Paulman, author of, noted that the building’s interior has been heavily remodeled and no longer resembles a theater.

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