- Fourteenth Street Theatre
- Designed by Alexander Saeltzer, this theatre began as a home for French-language drama and opera for its first few years before it exclusively housed legitimate, mostly American theatre. Various managers operated the 1,000-seat theatre during the 19th century, but it was virtually abandoned in 1911. Although most mainstream playhouses had moved uptown after World War I, Eva Le Gallienne leased the theatre in 1926 and established her Civic Repertory Theatre there until 1933, when the CRT folded. Seldom used following Le Gallienne's departure, the Fourteenth Street Theatre was torn down in 1948.
The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. James Fisher.
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