New York, NY: Hammerstein's Victoria

Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Borough: Manhattan
Location: 1473-1481 Broadway / 201-205 West 42nd Street

Built 1899 by J. B. McElfatrick & Son for Oscar Hammerstein I. Opened 2 Mar 1899. Originally used for drama performances, later used for variety and vaudeville shows. 950 seats. 1913 purchased by E. F. Albee. Closed 1915. Subsequently demolished in favour of the cinema "Rialto".

Roof theatre: Opened 1899 as "Venetian Terrace Roof Garden", a café and petting zoo. 1901 converted into a theatre. Re-opened 26 June 1901 as "Paradise Roof Garden". Demolished in 1915.

Links: CinemaTreasures, IBDB, Wikipedia

New York, NY: Hammerstein's Victoria Picture: roof theatre after the 1901 remodeling
Reverse Text: "Paradise Roof Garden atop Hammerstein's Victoria, New York City, 1901-1902"
Publisher: Museum of the City of New York; "On Stage"; Pomegranate, Rohnert Park CA
Type: card from a postcard book
Size: Modern
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