Arch Street Theater

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Item No: pdcc00060
Title: Arch Street Theater
Historic Street Address: 613 Arch Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Designed by William Strickland, the Arch Street Theater was built in 1828 with money pledged by a group of citizens who longed for an elegant alternative to the Chestnut Street Theater. As a business and artistic venture, however,  it enjoyed little success until 1861 when Mrs. john Drew became manager. She created and maintained a peerless group of actors and staged excellent productions for over a decade. After she retired in 1892 it was often closed. Before it was demolished in 1936, the theater had been used by German and Yiddish companies.


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Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.150843
Geocode Latitude:39.952884

Creator Name: Yeager, Joseph, approximately 1792-1859 - Artist
Yeager, Joseph, approximately 1792-1859 - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler