Item No: pdcc00126
Title: Welch's National Theatre and Circus
Historic Street Address:
9th & Chestnut Streets
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.
A917.481 P536 v.2
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler