Hippodrome Theatre

101 W. Broadway,
Alton, IL 62002

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Architects: Tignal Franklin Cox

Previous Names: Lyric Theatre

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Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre was opened September 24, 1912, and built on the site of a mid-19th century legitimate house, the Lyric Theatre. The Hippodrome Theatre was closed in 1931, and two years later was demolished.

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kencmcintyre on August 7, 2009 at 5:10 am

This was in the Alton Telegraph in July 2004:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 14, 2014 at 5:27 am

Articles in the Alton Evening Telegraph from September 24 and October 5, 1912, note that Frank Cox (Tignal Franklin Cox) of Chicago was both the architect and builder for the reconstruction of the old Lyric Theatre into the Hippodrome. The items can be seen about halfway down this web page, which features transcriptions of many newspaper items about theaters in Madison County. The formal opening of the Hippodrome took place on Monday, September 24, 1912.

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