Welch's National Theatre and Circus

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00126
Title: Welch's National Theatre and Circus
Historic Street Address: 9th & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Rufus Welch was a leading circus impresario in the 19th Century. His National Theatre opened to the public in 1849 but was destroyed by fire a few years later, in 1854. The conflagration also destroyed the Chinese Theatre, which was housed in the rear of the building.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.155502
Geocode Latitude:39.949807

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Welch, Rufus