Wednesday, February 22, 2012

☞ REMEMBER: A Theater Lobby circa 1904

An interior photo of Proctor's on 125th Street circa 1904 shows an ornate theatre lobby in East Harlem that has been long gone.  Pattern carpets decorate floor, painted wall plaster decorate the chair rail and the Victorian era love of plants is evident.  Palms were a favorite in many households at the time and public venues apparently also share this enthusiasm for nature.   The establishment located just east of Park Avenue was demolished sometimes ago a new building now sits at this site.

Byron Company, New York, NY, Proctors 125th Street circa 1904 via the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York

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