The Great Chicago Theater Disaster The Complete Story Told by the Survivors

By: Everett, Marshall (edited by)

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B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The rear cover has a small patch of light biopredation along the spine joint. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable toning. "The Iroquois Theatre was at 24–28 West Randolph Street, between State Street and Dearborn Street, in Chicago. The syndicate that bankrolled its construction chose the location specifically to attract women on day trips from out of town who, it was thought, would be more comfortable attending a theater near the safe, police-patrolled Loop shopping district. The theater opened on November 23, 1903 after numerous delays due to labor unrest and, according to one writer, [2] the unexplained inability of architect Benjamin Marshall to complete required drawings on time. Upon opening it was lauded by drama critics; Walter K. Hill wrote in the New York Clipper (a predecessor of Variety) that the Iroquois was "the most beautiful ... In Chicago, and competent judges state that few theaters in America can rival its architectural perfections ..." "

Title: The Great Chicago Theater Disaster The Complete Story Told by the Survivors

Author Name: Everett, Marshall (edited by)

Categories: Disasters,

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Publishers Union of America: 1904

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A36793

Keywords: Disasters Marshall Everett Chicago, il Great Chicago Theater Disaster Iriquois Theater Fire Fires Disasters,