Monday, August 6, 2012
☞ REVIVE:What's Up with the Lafayette Theatre?
LINK. There was a matching building to the north corner of the block but one can see in the second photo that a parking lot stands there now.
As for the actual Lafayette Theatre, the church that owns the building decided to tear down the classic facade details back in 1990 and the almost windowless contemporary exterior remains today: LINK. Now that C-town has closed down, there have been reports amongst residences of the neighborhood that the entire complex might have been sold, will be torn down and eventually become an 8-story condo complex. Does anyone have additional information on this development? Nothing has been confirmed but several sources have sent messages to our inbox in reference to this bit of news.
Archival photo courtesy NYPL