St. Paul Auditorium, St. Paul, Minnesota


From back of postcard:
“The Auditorium of St. Paul is the first and only building in the world which has been equipped with the peculiar devices which provide for its almost instantaneous transformation from a theatre to a great public hall, a city block in length.

“As a theatre, utilizing one-third of the space, the building seats 3,200 people; as a public auditorium it seats 10,000 people.”

Sheldon Aubut’s Saint Paul History:

Photo Copyright 1907 by T. W. Ingersoll

Published by Wright, Barrett & Stilwell Company, St. Paul, Minn.

Postmarked May 2, 1911:




Postcards part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Walks also available at Local Expeditions

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.




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