Tuesday, February 7, 2012

☞ REMEMBER: The West End Theatre Ballroom

A photo taken in 1905 shows a rare interior view of the West End Theatre on 125th Street.  This ballroom was apparently on the top floor of the building that still stands today between St. Nicholas and Morningside Avenues.  The venue was originally a playhouse but would eventually become a church in modern times.  Check out our past post to see what the facade looks like today and get more details on the history of the West End: LINK

Byron Company, New NY, Ballroom, West End, 125th Street, ca. 1905 via the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York

1 comment:

  1. The venue was also a movie theater before it became a church. On Saturdays you could go to the WestEnd and see 3 features, 6 cartoons and a serial all for the price of 25 cents, plus you could spend the whole day at the movies for that price.