American Theatre Roof Garden - Bill Morrison, courtesy of The Shubert Archive.

American Theatre Roof Garden

260 West 42nd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate)
1400
Built
1893
Closed
1930
Demolished
1932

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

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Description
Charles C. Haight, architect. Theatre situated atop the American Theatre. The open-air roof garden was redesigned (and enclosed) by Thomas W. Lamb, reopening in 1909. After 1912, it was managed by Marcus Loew. In 1929, two years after Loew's death, his corporation left the American. Burlesque followed, until a fire in December of 1930 crippled the venue. In 1932, the entire building was torn down.