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The Morosco/Globe Theatre
We're looking north on Broadway from 8th in this early postcard based on a black and white photograph. It's from the Theatre Talks collection of Brooklyn-based theatre historian Cezar Del Valle. On the corner is the Los Angeles Investment Co. Building, now called the Chapman. Beyond we see the Morosco Theatre, in the Garland Building, designed by Morgan, Walls and Morgan. Note the two verticals - the one nearest reading "Morosco" on this side, the far one saying "Theatre." The signs are gone but the theatre is very much alive. See our pages on what is now called the Globe Theatre for many photos. Alfred Rosenheim designed the theatre portion of the building.