The Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia

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The Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00073
Title: The Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
Additional Title: Opened December 2, 1822
Historic Street Address: Sixth & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

The second Chestnut Street Theatre rose from the ashes of the first Chestnut Street Theatre in 1822, which had burned down two years earlier. Its marble facade was embellished with statues of Comedy and Tragedy, sculpted by William Rush.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949221
Geocode Longitude:-75.150799

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Rush, William, 1756-1833