Philadelphia theaters : a pictorial architectural history
Call Number: NA6830 .G578 1994
In over 130 photographs and drawings, this superb book celebrates the architecture of Philadelphia's theaters from the candlelight and gaslight eras to the fabulous legitimate theaters and movie palaces of the 20th century. Moving from one landmark to another, it explores the vigorous, often controversial role theaters played in the growth and life of this historic city. Captions supply important details such as the architect, seating capacity, architectural style and present status or demolition date. A Dover co-publication with The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.