Century TheatreCentral Park West at W. 62nd St., New York, NY
ABOUT THIS THEATRE
Previously known as
Century Opera House
Carrere & Hastings, architects. Financed by a number of influential New Yorkers, including J.P Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John Jacob Astor. They conceived it as a not-for-profit theatre and held a design competition to select an architect. When it opened, complaints about the acoustics kept the patrons away. Rather than fix the venue, the founders abandoned it. The New became the Century, a commerical venue. In 1926, it was razed and replaced by the Century apartments.
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