|Title||Metropolitan Theatre during demolition, bird's-eye view, Seattle, 1956 |
|Caption||Built in 1911 and initially standing alone on University Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, the Metropolitan Theatre was soon engulfed by the 1924 construction and 1928 expansion of the Olympic Hotel. In its heyday the theatre graced its stage with such stars as opera singer Geraldine Farrar, and actresses Mary Pickford and Helen Hayes. The theatre closed in 1954 and was demolished in 1956 to make way for the Olympic Hotel's University Street motorcar entrance. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, THEATERS, Metropolitan, razing process.|
Alternate spelling for Metropolitan Theatre: Metropolitan Theater.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): April 4, 1956.
|Subjects||Theaters--Washington (State)--Seattle; Demolition--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.12648.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |