Item No: pdcc00074
Title: The New Theatre in Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
Historic Street Address:
Sixth & Chestnut Streets
Print and Picture Collection
Two years after the First Chestnut Street Theatre was burnt down in 1820, the new building rose from its ashes. Very different in style from its predecessor, the Second Chestnut Street Theatre's facade was made of Italian style marble with an arcade supported by a row of composite columns with a plain entablature. The entrance stood between two wings that held niches containing statues of Tragedy and Comedy sculpted by William Rush. Below the statues were semi-circular recesses containing basso relievos of tragic and comic muses. The Chestnut Street Theatre was once again consumed in a fire in 1856.
A917.481 P536 v.2
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Rush, William, 1756-1833