Friday, January 10, 2014
A Theater? Yes !
Local lore, heretofore unsubstantiated, has it that this building at 209 Harrison Avenue was a movie theater at one time. A 1908 Sanborn map image below verifies that it was a theater. It is indicated that moving pictures were shown in the building in summer. This indicates it was a seasonal use to attract the many people who proceeded down Harrison Avenue from South Broad Street to enter White City Park. The park entrance on McClellan Avenue is seen on the far left.