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Vaudeville at the Los Angeles Theatre

Well, it's not the current Los Angeles Theatre on Broadway. Here, in an ad Ken McIntyre researched for his Photos of Los Angeles Facebook page we get the Los Angeles Theatre that opened in 1888 at 227 S. Spring St. In the pre-1903 ad here, it's under Sullivan and Considine management.

Another find by Mr. McIntyre (and in his Photobucket album) is this 1900 vintage map. In this portion we can see the spires of the Richardsonian Romanesque theatre in the upper left.

You can click on either of these for larger views -- or use the links to our sources.

For lots more about the theatre, which was also called the Orpheum from 1903 until 1911, see our web page on the Lyceum Theatre, its final name. The building survived until 1941.

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