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Edwin Booth's Theatre sold...
Item # 601621
December 23, 1881
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 23, 1881
* Actor Edwin Booth
* Manhattan Theatre sold (1st report)
* Best title to have
Page 5 has one column headlines: "BOOTH'S THEATRE SOLD" "The Play-House To Be Made A Dry Good Store" and more. See images for text here. Great to have in this famous NYC title.
wikipedia notes: On December 33, 1881, a headline in the New York Times read:
BOOTH'S THEATRE SOLD
THE PLAY HOUSE TO BE MADE A DRY GOODS STORE
Booth's Theatre was sold yesterday for $550,000, less than half its original cost. The building will be devoted by its new owners to business purposes, and it is probable that as early as next May the work of altering it will be begun, although it may be continued as a theatre for another year. It is rather a singular coincidence that one of the gentlemen interested in the present purchase of the property should be a gentlemen who sold the original site to Mr. Booth when he conceived of the idea of erecting a theatre that should be a fitting temple for the presentation of Shakespearean drama.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages , a little irregular along the spine, otherwise good condition.
Category: Post-Civil War