Chicago, IL: Colonial Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: Illinois
City: Chicago
Location: 24-28 W. Randolph Street

Built 1903 as "Iroquois Theatre". Opened November 1903. 1724 seats (1900 if "standing room only"). Originally advertised as "absolutely fireproof", the theatre burnt during the performance of the musical comedy, "Mr. Bluebeard"on 30 Dec 1903. Over 600 audience members died in the deadliest theatre fire ever recorded. Interior damages subsequently repaired. Re-opened 1904 as "Colonial Theatre". Demolished in 1926 in favour of a new theatre building ("Oriental Theatre").

[Chicago, IL: Colonial Theatre] Front Text: "Promenade, Foyer, Iroquois Theater, Chicago. Scene of Fire Panic, Dec. 20, 1903."
Publisher: E. C. Kropp, Milwaukee; No. 915
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Chicago IL to Wilsdruff (Germany), 27 Jan 1904

[Chicago, IL: Colonial Theatre] Front Text: "Colonial Theatre, Chicago, Ill.", inscription: "Vaudeville"
Publisher: A. C. Bosselman & Co., New York; 1658
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Chicago, IL: Colonial Theatre] Front Text: "Colonial Theatre, Chicago, Ill.", inscriptions: "1903", "Colonial"
Publisher: S. S. Kresge; 44
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Chicago IL to South Haven MI, 1909


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