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Lafayette Theatre

Laurens Street, New York, NY
Built
1825
Closed
1829
Demolished
1829

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Description
Built by prominent citizen General Charles W. Sandford to honor General Lafayette. It opened July 4, 1825 and specialized in melodramas and equestrian shows, but it could not compete with the Park Theatre. It was destroyed by fire in 1829.